Evaluation of an implantable ventricular assist system for humans with chronic refractory heart failure: study overview

D. Glenn Pennington, Bartley P. Griffith, Sonja M. McKinlay, Philip E. Oyer, Michael J. Domanski, Peer M. Portner, John T. Watson

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Abstract

In this summary, the authors provide the background of and proposed protocol for a clinical evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the Novacor N120 Left Ventricular Assist System, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Although the clinical trial was never carried out, the protocol developed for this trial may be useful to other investigators considering a clinical trial of a circulatory support device. Thew protocol is summarized here and in five more detailed articles in this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalASAIO Journal
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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