Hemodynamic responses to continuous versus pulsatile mechanical unloading of the failing left ventricle.


Debate exists regarding the merits and limitations of continuous versus pulsatile flow mechanical circulatory support. To characterize the hemodynamic differences between each mode of support, we investigated the acute effects of continuous versus pulsatile unloading of the failing left ventricle in a bovine model. Heart failure was induced in male calves… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e3181e7bf3c


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