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Pulseless Pumps & Artificial Hearts

Pulseless Pumps & Artificial Hearts

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Published by: cafemed on Oct 18, 2009
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Pulseless pumps &artificial hearts 
Mehmet Oz MD
Irving Assistant Professor of SurgeryColumbia UniversityNew York, NY
Patrick McCarthy MD
Surgical Director, Kaufman Center for Heart FailureCleveland, OHProgram Director, Heart TransplantationCleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland, OH
Portable battery-powered devices that allowhospital discharge are currently being used invirtually all patients.Implanting these devices has become routine;from 1 per month in the early 1990s to 1 perweek currently.New implantable LVADs are being developedthat are much smaller, continuous flow pumps.
Left ventricular assist devices
Jarvik 2000
The Jarvik 2000 was implanted at the TexasHeart Institute in April 2000.It is a valveless, electrically powered,miniature axial flow pump about the size of a"C" battery.It fits directly into the left ventricle and pushesoxygenated blood throughout the body

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