Extended support with permanent systems: percutaneous versus totally implantable.

Abstract

Use of circulatory support devices in patients awaiting heart transplantation has provided information about the long-term use of these devices. The Novacor left ventricular assist system has proved reliable for long-term support. The main problems with its use are infection and thromboembolism, but neither seems to prohibit long-term use. Problems with… (More)

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@article{Pennington1996ExtendedSW, title={Extended support with permanent systems: percutaneous versus totally implantable.}, author={D. Glenn Pennington}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={1996}, volume={61 1}, pages={403-6; discussion 407} }