Improved mechanical reliability of the HeartMate XVE left ventricular assist system.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The HeartMate XVE left ventricular assist device is a valuable treatment option for patients with end-stage heart failure. During the past several years, the XVE has undergone a series of design enhancements to improve reliability. We compared the reliability of the two most recent design iterations of the XVE pump (stitch modification to the… (More)

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