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[Limiting factors in the use of the artificial heart].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)
Publication Date
Volume
140
Issue
10-11
Pages
290–293
Identifiers
PMID: 2368422
Source
Medline

Abstract

The artificial heart (TAH) has become a clinical reality as a bridging device to staged transplantation. In order to manage one of the limiting factors of transplantation surgery, namely the lack of donor hearts, the use of TAH as a bridging device will be important for the next years. Nevertheless the development of TAH as a permanent prosthesis should be increasingly intensified. Biocompatibility must be the main goal of production. For the present there is no material in sight which fulfills all requirements. It might be possible though, that progresses in the development of synthetic materials will result in non-thrombotic TAH, herewith eliminating the vulnerable spot of TAH.

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