Zafiris Zafirelis

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This article summarizes the status of left ventricular assist devices currently in the stages of bench testing, animal experiments, and pilot clinical trials. The major design features and estimate of costs for 17 devices are described under 3 major categories of indications for use: destination therapy, bridge to transplant, and bridge to recovery. A(More)
BACKGROUND We present the results of a previously unpublished hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) study conducted in 1998-1999. METHODS In a multicenter, randomized, single-blind, comparative study of HBOC-201 versus allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, no-cardiac surgery patients received HBOC-201 to a maximum of 7 units (n = 83) or RBCs (n =(More)
Reperfusion, despite being required for myocardial salvage, is associated with additional injury. We hypothesize that infarct size (IS) will be reduced by a period of bloodless reperfusion with hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOC) before blood-flow restoration. In the pig model, we first characterized the impact of intracoronary perfusion with a fixed(More)
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