Patients supported for over 4 years with left ventricular assist devices.

  title={Patients supported for over 4 years with left ventricular assist devices.},
  author={Evgenij V. Potapov and Michael J. Jurmann and Thorsten Drews and Miralem Pasi{\'c} and Matthias Loebe and Yuguo Weng and Roland Hetzer},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  volume={8 7},
Ventricular assist device implantation has become an established therapy in adults and children for bridging to heart transplantation or to aid myocardial recovery. Recently, implantation of left ventricular assist devices as definitive therapy has been recognized as a better option than pharmacological treatment in patients who are not candidates for heart transplantation. This study presents our institution's experience with five patients successfully supported by two different left… CONTINUE READING


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