Ventricular-assist pumping in patients with cardiogenic shock after cardiac operations.

@article{Pierce1981VentricularassistPI,
  title={Ventricular-assist pumping in patients with cardiogenic shock after cardiac operations.},
  author={W S Pierce and Grant V. S. Parr and John L. Myers and Walter E. Pae and Alan Bull and John A. Waldhausen},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1981},
  volume={305 27},
  pages={1606-10}
}
A ventricular-assist pump was used to support the circulation in eight patients who could not be separated from cardiopulmonary bypass after open-heart operations. In five patients with left ventricular failure, the systemic circulation was maintained with pumping from the left atrium to the aorta for 7.0 +/- 1.8 days (mean +/- S.E.M.); three of these… CONTINUE READING