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Left Ventricular Assist Device as Bridge to Transplantation

  • M. Viganò
  • M. Rinaldi
  • F. Pagani
  • G. Minzioni
  • A. M. D’Armini
  • E. Ardemagni
Conference paper

Abstract

The shortage of donors is responsible for the majority of patients dying while waiting for transplantation. To rescue these critically ill patients, a wide variety of devices have been proposed for circulatory assistance as bridge to heart transplantation [1,2]. Prolonged bridging is often necessary, because of donor scarcity and because of the need to allow complete patient recovery before transplantation.

Keywords

Left Ventricular Assist Device Cardiac Transplantation NYHA Class Ventricular Assist Device Total Artificial Heart 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Viganò
  • M. Rinaldi
  • F. Pagani
  • G. Minzioni
  • A. M. D’Armini
  • E. Ardemagni

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