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Prolonged ventricular support using a centrifugal pump.

  title={Prolonged ventricular support using a centrifugal pump.},
  author={F B Hoy and C Stables and Rom{\'a}n Cebri{\'a}n G{\'o}mez and J R Munns and Dale M. Geiss and Deborah Flack and D Filko and J Zischler and Dietmar Dr. Schmidt},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  volume={32 5},
The Biomedicus centrifugal pump was required to provide prolonged ventricular support to 13 patients with hemodynamic instability: 11 after cardiovascular surgical procedures, 1 after myocardial infarction and 1 after failure of a heart transplant. The duration of support ranged from 3.5 hours to 9 days (mean 72 hours). Complications included bleeding in six patients, renal insufficiency in three and central nervous system deficit in three. Six patients (46%) were successfully weaned from the… CONTINUE READING