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Successful bridge to retransplantation with the wearable Novacor left ventricular assist system.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Division of Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc, University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
1053-2498
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
6
Pages
620–622
Identifiers
PMID: 8794034
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The wearable version of the Novacor left ventricular assist system has been implanted in a 44-year-old man as a bridge to retransplantation. Apart from a temporary right ventricular failure, the postoperative course was smooth and the patient underwent retransplantation after 95 days of support. Expected complications like infection or bleeding could be avoided or minimized.

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