The role of current LVAD technologies in the new millennium

Ganesh S. Kumpati, Patrick M. McCarthy*, Katherine J. Hoercher

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Ventricular assist systems now occupy a definite role in end-stage cardiac failure. For the common clinical situations of acute congestive heart failure (CHF), post-cardiotomy shock and chronic CHF, this paper describes considerations, strategies and results for the assist systems currently used at the Cleveland Clinic in adults: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), the ABIOMED BVS 5000, the VE HeartMate and the Thoratec.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Congestive Heart Failure and Circulatory Support
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001


  • Current trends
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Ventricular assist devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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