Implantable left ventricular assist system.

  • Chisato Nojiri
  • Published 2009 in
    Circulation journal : official journal of the…


The first clinical application of the first-generation pulsatile implantable left ventricular assist system (LVAS) was in the mid 1980 s as a bridge to transplantation and contributed to an advancement of this field from a clinical experiment to an established therapeutic option for treating advanced heart failure patients. However, there have been… (More)


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