Implantable left ventricular assist devices

Br J Cardiol (Acute Interv Cardiol) 2003;10:AIC 78–AIC 81 Leave a comment
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End-stage heart failure represents a major public health challenge and carries a poor prognosis. After a 30-year gestation period, mechanical assist devices are now poised to make a significant impact in the treatment of heart failure patients. This review gives a general overview of the subject and describes some of the devices currently available in greater detail.

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