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Mechanical support in dilated cardiomyopathy: signs of early left ventricular recovery.

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BACKGROUND: Recent reports have documented left ventricular recovery in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy off-loaded long term with a left ventricular assist device. We sought to document the natural history of left ventricular recovery. METHODS: We implanted the TCI left ventricular assist device without the intention to perform transplantation in 2 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who had been rejected for transplantation. Both were in New York Heart Association functional class IV a...

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Westaby, S More by this author
Katsumata, T More by this author
Taggart, DP More by this author
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Journal:
The Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume:
64
Issue:
5
Pages:
1303-1308
Publication date:
1997-11-05
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EISSN:
1552-6259
ISSN:
0003-4975
URN:
uuid:a6eb2082-0fd4-4a1c-b7e1-52606eb233c7
Source identifiers:
350259
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pubs:350259

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