Surgical mechanical circulatory support

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A significant and increasing number of Americans develop heart failure, and many die from the disease. Improved medical therapies are slowing its progression, but patients with advanced heart failure face limited options. This chapter explores treatment options for patients with advanced heart failure, focusing on mechanical circulatory support - categories, capabilities, indications, complications, and future direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoronary Heart Disease
Subtitle of host publicationClinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781461414759
ISBN (Print)1461414741, 9781461414742
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

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