CardioWest total artificial heart: Bad Oeynhausen experience.

  title={CardioWest total artificial heart: Bad Oeynhausen experience.},
  author={Aly el-Banayosy and Latif Arusoglu and Michel Morshuis and Lukasz Kizner and Gero Tenderich and Peter Sarnowski and Hendrik Milting and Reiner Koerfer},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={80 2},
BACKGROUND The use of ventricular assist devices (VAD) has become a widely accepted therapeutic option. However, there are still limitations to the patient collective eligible for VAD placement, who might therefore benefit from the implantation of a total artificial heart. We present the first German single-center experience with the CardioWest total artificial heart (TAH) (SynCardia Systems, Tucson, AZ) in 42 patients. METHODS Between February 2001 and December 2003, 42 patients (37 men, 5… CONTINUE READING


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