Early clinical experiences with a heart assist device

R. S. Litwak, R. M. Koffsky, G. Silvay, S. B. Lukban, R. A. Jurado, A. Fischer

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A method of left heart (left atrium aorta) support after open heart surgery is described. Thoracic reentry is not required when support is terminated. The system has been employed in 10 patients, 4 of whom are long term survivors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
VolumeSup. 1975
StatePublished - 1975


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