Minimally invasive ventricular assist device surgery.

  title={Minimally invasive ventricular assist device surgery.},
  author={Sebastian V. Rojas and Murat Avsar and Jasmin Sarah Hanke and Zain Khalpey and Simon Maltais and Axel Haverich and Jan D. Schmitto},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  volume={39 6},
The use of mechanical circulatory support to treat patients with congestive heart failure has grown enormously, recently surpassing the number of annual heart transplants worldwide. The current generation of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), as compared with older devices, is characterized by improved technologies and reduced size. The result is that… CONTINUE READING