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Ventricular assist devices: initial orientation.
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PMID:  23991317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ventricular assist device (VAD) technology has come from large pulsatile-flow devices with a high rate of technical malfunctions to small continuous flow (cf) devices. Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) systems may be used as short-, mid- or long-term support. Especially if mid- or long-term support is anticipated left VADs (LVADs) have been reported with excellent one and two year survival rates and improved quality of life (QoL). Timing of implantation, patient selection, assessing function of the right ventricular and surgical considerations regarding surgical access side, valve pathology and exit side of the percutaneous lead remain crucial issues for the outcome. In contrast VADs designed for children especially for all age groups, are still underrepresented but increased experience with existing pediatric VADs as well as introduction of second and third generation VADs into in the pediatric age group, offer new perspectives.
Authors:
Martin Schweiger; Hitendu Dave; Frithjof Lemme; Olga Romanchenko; Michael Hofmann; Michael Hübler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic disease     Volume:  5     ISSN:  2072-1439     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Dis     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-30     Completed Date:  2013-08-30     Revised Date:  2013-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101533916     Medline TA:  J Thorac Dis     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-71     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University Children's Hospital Zurich, Department for Congenital Cardiovascular Surgery.
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