Initial clinical experience with the HeartWare left ventricular assist system: a single-center report.

@article{Dellaquila2013InitialCE,
  title={Initial clinical experience with the HeartWare left ventricular assist system: a single-center report.},
  author={Angelo Maria Dell'aquila and Stefan Rudolf Bertram Schneider and Dominik Schlarb and Bassam Redwan and Juergen Reinhard Sindermann and Bjoern Ellger and J{\"o}rg Stypmann and Tonny D.T. Tjan and Hans Heinrich Scheld and Andreas Hoffmeier},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={
          170-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) system (HeartWare International Inc, Framingham, MA) is a new centrifugal continuous-flow ventricular assist device. The aim of the present study is to review our institutional experience with this novel device. METHODS We reviewed the files of 50 patients (39 men, 11 women) with a mean age of 50.6 ± 11.8 years (range, 19 to 70 years) who underwent HVAD implantation between July 2009 and November 2011. Two patients underwent HeartWare… CONTINUE READING

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