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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vascular prostheses, pericardial closure systems, and biomaterial in conjunction with ventricular assistance device systems and methods.
The Berlin heart ventricular assistance device, which has been developed in Germany, will help keep Tiarna alive for longer than an ECMO machine would have.