[Ventricular Assist Device].

  • Minoru Ono
  • Published 2017 in
    Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic…


In Japan the 1st paracorporeal ventricular assist device (VAD) was implanted in 1980. Since then, more than 2,000 VADs were used. Small size continuous-flow VAD (CFVAD) was developed in 1990s, which dramatically improved safety and efficacy of long-term support. EVAHEART and DuraHeart, both of which were developed in Japan, were approved for health… (More)