Clinical results of Hemopump support in surgical cases
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The principle of the Hemopump is to provide a temporary circulatory support in patients with acute cardiac failure. The Hemopump works by unloading the left ventricle and, therefore, by protecting the myocardium. Its mean output ranging from 2 to 4 1/min assures a satisfactory cerebral and visceral perfusion, as demonstrated in the experimental set-up (see chapter 4). In addition, the ability to implant the device without invasion of the mediastinum and surgical trauma to the heart may decrease the incidence of infection and increase the possibility of myocardial recuperation.
KeywordsLeft Ventricle Myocardial Recuperation Coronary Artery Dissection Cardiac Allograft Rejection Acute Cardiac Failure
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