Published in Blood Weekly, October 20th, 2005
This device, "designed for permanent implantation, is a novel centrifugal pump with a hydrodynamically suspended rotor," cardiothoracic surgeons in Australia explained.
"The first human implant was into a 72-year-old man with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class IV heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy," according to D.S. Esmore and colleagues working at Alfred Hospital in Prahran.
"The implant and recovery were uneventful, and the patient survives at 17 months, is NYHA class 11, and lives at home," published data...
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