Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, May 11th, 2003
According to published research from the United States, "In this report, we describe successful implantation of a Jarvik 2000 left ventricular assist device (Jarvik Heart, Inc, New York, NY) without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass in a patient who was a member of the Jehovah's Witness faith.
"To accomplish this, we had to change our implantation technique," wrote O.H. Frazier and colleagues, Texas Heart Institute.
The researchers concluded: "The modified technique, which minimizes the risk of bleeding and end-organ dysfunction, can also be used to decrease...
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