The Hemopump: Clinical Results and Future Applications

  • W. Aboul-Hosn
  • R. Wampler

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States [1], killing about one million Americans (population 250 million) each year. Seventy million Americans suffer from and nearly two people in five will ultimately die of cardiovascular disease. Acute myocardial infarction kills 500 000 Americans each year and of these, 90000 die of cardiogenic shock. Table 1 shows the number of deaths associated with cardiovascular disease and myocardial infarction in the United States.

Keywords

Catheter Ischemia Europe Torque Heparin 

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  • R. Wampler

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