Clinical benefits of partial circulatory support in New York Heart Association Class IIIB and Early Class IV patients.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Full mechanical support with a left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) is generally limited to end-stage heart-failure patients. We have been studying the safety and efficacy of the partial support Synergy® Pocket Micro-pump as bridge-to-transplant in a less-sick group of patients as a prelude to a study of its use for destination therapy. METHODS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.07.049

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