Initial clinical experience with a novel left ventricular assist device with a magnetically levitated rotor in a multi-institutional trial.

@article{Wieselthaler2010InitialCE,
  title={Initial clinical experience with a novel left ventricular assist device with a magnetically levitated rotor in a multi-institutional trial.},
  author={Georg M. Wieselthaler and Gerry O Driscoll and Paul Cassius Jansz and Asghar Khaghani and Martin Strueber},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1218-25}
}
BACKGROUND Third-generation rotary blood pumps have magnetically levitated rotors that eliminate mechanical wear over the years. Together with their potential for miniaturization, these pumps seem suitable for long-term support of patients with a wide range of body surface areas (BSA). Recently, the novel HVAD pump (HeartWare Inc, Framingham, MA), a miniaturized centrifugal pump with a hydrodynamic, magnetically levitated rotor, became ready for clinical application. METHODS In a multi… CONTINUE READING