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Drive and Management of Circulation Support Systems

  • H. Thoma
  • H. Schima

Abstract

After three decades of intensive research, circulation support systems have attained considerable importance in clinical work. Today, intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) is acknowledged in clinical use. The development and construction of ventricular assist devices (VAD) and the total artificial heart (TAH) have further progressed. Because of their inherent limitations, up to now these devices are not intended for permanent use. However, impressive results have been achieved in bridging patients to transplantation. In recent years, over a hundred implantations have been performed for bridging purposes, and a reasonably high percentage of these procedures have been successful.

Keywords

Centrifugal Pump Ventricular Assist Device Driving Pressure Artificial Heart Pressure Supply 
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