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Mechanical bridge to recovery in fulminant myocarditis.

Abstract:

A patient with acute fulminant lymphocytic myocarditis and cardiogenic shock was successfully treated by mechanical off loading of the left ventricle. A nonpulsatile left-heart bypass was undertaken with an implantable centrifugal blood pump. Careful weaning resulted in device removal on the seventh day. Left and right ventricular function is sustained at 7 months. Widespread application of this method depends on the availability of an inexpensive user friendly blood pump, appropriate weaning...

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Westaby, S More by this author
Katsumata, T More by this author
Saatvedt, K More by this author
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Journal:
The Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume:
70
Issue:
1
Pages:
278-282
Publication date:
2000-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1552-6259
ISSN:
0003-4975
URN:
uuid:27348d61-70cd-4983-9611-b45d146dc757
Source identifiers:
350254
Local pid:
pubs:350254

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