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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"We believe that the use of left ventricular assist devices will continue to increase in the coming years to provide a viable, reliable treatment option for end-stage heart failure patients," he said.
Kluger, "An adverse electrophysiological interaction between an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and a ventricular assist device," Connecticut Medicine, vol.
Gerosa, "The last to die is hope: prolonged mechanical circulatory support with a Novacor left ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation," Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.
And The Freeman's Ventricular Assist Device Co-ordinator Neil Wrightson believed the new pump's size made it a huge step forward.
Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are partially replace heart function.
The team assessed each variable in terms of predicting the following serious risks: mortality, the need for an urgent transplant, and the need for a mechanical pump known as a ventricular assist device. Using a complex statistical analysis, they determined that four of the 39 factors were predictive of these serious risks in both men and women and could predict survival over a five-year period.
Thoratec, Pleasanton, CA, announced it sent out a warning about its HeartMate II left ventricular assist device after receiving reports of 4 deaths associated with switching out the heart pump's controller.
A Chennai-based banker managed to survive a heart failure, thanks to the timely action by a team of Chennai surgeons and the world's smallest ventricular assist device known as HVAD.
Only one option was available - a ventricular assist device - and the newest generation was being evaluated in a clinical trial at Tufts.
Doctors at the University of Tokyo saved a small child who was seriously suffering from a severe heart condition, aided by a BerlinHeart Excor ventricular assist device, the first time this procedure has been achieved in Japan.
Cheney had a Left Ventricular Assist Device implanted for treatment of end stage heart failure.