Title: Indications for rotary blood pumps in clinical practice
Authors: Meyns, Bart #
Issue Date: May-2001
Publisher: Blackwell science inc
Host Document: Artificial organs vol:25 issue:5 pages:323-326
Conference: . edition:. location:. date:.
Abstract: To understand the needs and requirements in the development of rotary blood pumps, we have to consider the current use and limitations of blood pumps in cardiac surgery. There are 5 different fields of indications for blood pumps in cardiac surgery. First, there is the possibility to use rotary blood pumps in the cardiopulmonary bypass system. Second, miniaturized rotary blood pumps can be used to support beating heart surgery. Third, we expect a growing use of rotary blood pumps in short-term ventricular support. The same applies to the field of chronic cardiac failure and long-term myocardial support. Finally, miniaturized rotary blood pumps can be used to support the ventricle during myocardial infarction. Rotary blood pumps are expected, based on their features, to progress in all these indications.
ISSN: 0160-564X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Cardiac Surgery
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