First clinical experience with the Incor left ventricular assist device.

  title={First clinical experience with the Incor left ventricular assist device.},
  author={Christof Schmid and Tonny Djie-Tiong Tjan and Christian D. Etz and Christoph Stephan Schmidt and Frauke W G Wenzelburger and Markus J. Wilhelm and Markus Rothenburger and Gabi Drees and Hans Heinrich Scheld},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  volume={24 9},
BACKGROUND The Incor (Berlin Heart AG, Germany) is a small (200 g), implantable, magnetically accentuated axial flow pump (non-pulsatile flow) designed to support the left ventricle for extended periods of time. We report on the first single-center clinical experience with this device. METHODS The Incor was studied in 15 consecutive patients (10 men, 5 women), 24 to 59 years of age. Underlying heart disease was end-stage ischemic heart disease (n = 5), acute myocardial infarction (n = 4… CONTINUE READING


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