Advanced heart failure: feasibility study of long-term continuous axial flow pump support.

@article{Siegenthaler2005AdvancedHF,
  title={Advanced heart failure: feasibility study of long-term continuous axial flow pump support.},
  author={Michael P. Siegenthaler and Stephen Westaby and O. Howard Frazier and Juergen Martin and Adrian P. Banning and Desiree Robson and John Pepper and Phillip A Poole-Wilson and Friedhelm Beyersdorf},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={1031-8}
}
AIMS A lack of donor hearts has stimulated interest in using blood pumps to treat severe heart failure. We tested the hypothesis that a new continuous flow circulatory assist device could be employed safely to relieve symptoms of heart failure and evaluated the potential to prolong life. METHODS AND RESULTS An intracardiac axial flow pump was implanted in 17 heart failure patients [idiopathic dilated (12), ischaemic (4), or amyloid cardiomyopathy (1)]. All were deemed ineligible for… CONTINUE READING

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