ventricular assist device

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ventricular assist device:

see under heart, artificialheart, artificial,
external or surgically implanted mechanical device designed to replace a patient's diseased heart. The first one used on a human being, the Jarvik-7, was implanted (1982) in Barney Clark, who lived for 112 days; another patient, William Schroeder, lived 620
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A Joint Frailty Model is the statistical method that evaluates multiple non-fatal heart failure-related events per patient (such as repeated hospitalizations for decompensated heart failure) while accounting for increased likelihood of a terminal cardiac event (such as death, implantation of a mechanical heart assist device or a heart transplant) for patients with multiple non-fatal heart failure events.
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The system provided a rugged and reliable standalone platform to build the heart simulator around, enabling our team to conduct prolonged testing of a novel heart assist device, something that would not have been possible on a traditional computer.
So it's a true heart assist device as opposed to a heart replacement device," Peters said.
The pulsatile VAD is still the most prevalent heart assist device in use today, One of its pluses is the fact that pulsatile pumping action probably emulates the natural pumping rhythm of the heart more closely than continuous flow, It has also been claimed that pulsatile pumps provide the highest degree of circulatory support needed by an end-stage heart failure patient.
Sacred Heart has had excellent heart transplant survival rates and its permanent mechanical heart assist device survival rates have now reached 90%, among the highest in the nation.
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The trial will randomize up to 350 study subjects to either the treatment group, in which patients receive the Jarvik 2000 intraventricular heart assist device, or the control group, which will receive the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device (LVAD), the most widely used FAD-approved LVAD for DT.
The LVAD used in this study, the VentrAssist, is termed a third-generation heart assist device.
ABIOMED currently manufactures and sells the BVS(R), a temporary heart assist device, for the support of all patients with failing but potentially recoverable hearts.