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Implanted cardiac support devices 

Implanted cardiac support devices
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Implanted cardiac support devices
Author(s):

Andrew C Morley-Smith

, André R Simon

, and John Pepper

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199687039.003.0031_update_001

Update:

Addition of new material on HeartMate 3

Removed detailed discussion of Circulite Synergy and Sunshine Heart C-Pulse as these have been withdrawn from the market

Updates to Table 31.1

Removed references 38-41, 47

Addition of 3 new references

Updated on 22 February 2018. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 22 October 2019

Mechanical circulatory support forms a crucial and expanding element of advanced heart failure management. Short-term assistance is delivered in emergency situations or where the underlying condition is likely to quickly worsen, and these approaches are discussed in Chapter 30. This chapter focuses on implantable devices intended for the medium and long term. The first half of the chapter is aimed directly at practical clinical management, whilst the second half considers the evidence base for contemporary practice. The chapter concludes by considering new paradigms for implantable cardiac support. Most frequently, these devices support left ventricular function (left ventricular assist devices), and this comprises the majority of our discussion.

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