Clinical experience with the MicroMed DeBakey ventricular assist device.

  title={Clinical experience with the MicroMed DeBakey ventricular assist device.},
  author={George Peter Noon and Derek Morley and Sibyl Irwin and S V Abdelsayed and Robert J. Benkowski and Bryan E. Lynch},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={71 3 Suppl},
          S133-8; discussion S144-6
BACKGROUND The MicroMed DeBakey ventricular assist device (VAD) (MicroMed Technology, Inc, Houston, TX) is the first long-term axial flow circulatory assist device to be introduced into clinical trials as a bridge to transplantation. Clinical trials began in Europe in November 1998 and in the United States in June 2000. METHODS To qualify for the study, the patients must be listed for cardiac transplantation and must have demonstrated profound cardiac failure. There were no exclusions to the… CONTINUE READING

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