Three recent cases of the total artificial heart before transplantation.

  title={Three recent cases of the total artificial heart before transplantation.},
  author={Micah Levinson and Richard Smith and Randall C. Cork and Joseph A. Gallo and Timothy B Icenogle and Robert W. Emery and Rudolf A Ott and Jack G. Copeland},
  journal={The Journal of heart transplantation},
  volume={5 3},
Three recent cases from one institution using the total artificial heart (TAH) before transplantation are reviewed. The first patient was implanted for 12 hours with the pneumatic Phoenix total artificial heart after failure of a donor heart 1 day after transplant. Following retransplantation the patient died from severe pulmonary edema, pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular failure, and Pseudomonas septicemia. The second patient was implanted with the Jarvik-7 total artificial heart for… CONTINUE READING


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