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A right ventricular cardiac assist device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7265159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A good method of assisting the right ventricle of the heart has, up to the present, not been available. This paper presents a new approach to assisting the right ventricle of the heart which can be utilised independently or during cardiac surgery. Through implementation of this approach, and timed inflation and deflation of several types of balloon catheters in the pulmonary artery, distal pulmonary arterial flow is augmented with subsequent unloading of the right side of the heart. This approach, hopefully, will be of benefit in the treatment of atherosclerotic and congenital heart disease as well as in many cases of pulmonary hypertension.
Authors:
R T Gordon; T G Baffes; K E Patel; T K Raghunath; D Gordon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical engineering & technology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0309-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Eng Technol     Publication Date:  1981 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-14     Completed Date:  1981-10-14     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702125     Medline TA:  J Med Eng Technol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Assisted Circulation / methods*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*
Dogs
Heart Ventricles
Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Wedge Pressure

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