Successful treatment of profound left ventricular failure by automatic left ventricular assist system

  title={Successful treatment of profound left ventricular failure by automatic left ventricular assist system},
  author={Hisateru Takano and Yoshiyuki Taenaka and Takeshi Nakatani and Tetsuzo Akutsu and Hisao Manabe},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
We have developed an automatic left ventricular assist device (LVAD) system which can maintain the normal circulation irrespective of severity of the LV failure (LVF) and can restore the failing heart by decreasing the bypass flow (BF) through the LVAD as the heart recovers. The main parts of our control-drive unit are an automatic ECG synchronization system and an automatic level control system for left atrial pressure (LAP) and total flow (TF). Profound LVF was induced by complete… CONTINUE READING


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