Assisted Circulation 2

  • Felix Unger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

    1. F. Unger
      Pages 1-7
  3. Questions and Predictions

    1. W. J. Kolff
      Pages 8-10
  4. Counterpulsation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. F. Unger
      Pages 13-15
    3. G. Gaul, G. Blazek, M. Deutsch, A. Laczkovics, W. Mohl, H. Heeger et al.
      Pages 28-37
  5. Cardiac Assistance with Ventricular Assist Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. F. Unger
      Pages 45-48
    3. W. F. Bernhard, F. J. Schoen, V. Poirier, J. Carr
      Pages 49-69
    4. W. E. Richenbacher, C. B. Wisman, G. Rosenberg, J. H. Donachy, D. L. Landis, W. S. Pierce
      Pages 70-84
    5. D. G. Pennington, J. P. Merjavy, J. E. Codd, M. T. Swartz, V. L. Willman
      Pages 85-99
    6. P. M. Portner, P. E. Oyer, J. S. Jassawalla, H. Chen, P. J. Miller, D. H. LaForge et al.
      Pages 115-141
    7. L. A. R. Golding
      Pages 142-152
    8. D. M. Rose, J. N. Cunningham Jr., F. C. Spencer
      Pages 153-162
    9. F. Unger, A. Genelin, J. Hager, B. M. Kemkes, I. Koller, R. Schistek
      Pages 163-174
  6. Total Artificial Heart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. F. Unger
      Pages 183-185
    3. D. B. Olsen, K. D. Murray
      Pages 197-228
    4. G. Rosenberg, W. S. Pierce, D. L. Landis, A. J. Snyder, W. E. Richenbacher, W. Weiss et al.
      Pages 270-285
  7. Heart Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. F. Unger
      Pages 289-289
    3. S. W. Jamieson, E. B. Stinson
      Pages 298-306
    4. D. K. C. Cooper, C. N. Barnard
      Pages 307-318
    5. C. Cabrol, I. Gandjbakhch, A. Pavie, A. Cabrol, M. F. Mattei, A. Lienhart et al.
      Pages 319-324
    6. T. A. H. English
      Pages 325-331
    7. B. Reichart, P. Überfuhr, A. Welz, B. M. Kemkes, E. Kreuzer, W. Klinner et al.
      Pages 332-335
  8. Driving Systems and Modeling

  9. Horizons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Felix Unger
      Pages 409-410
    3. Felix Unger
      Pages 411-412
    4. Felix Unger
      Pages 413-415
    5. Felix Unger
      Pages 416-420
    6. Felix Unger
      Pages 421-424
    7. Felix Unger
      Pages 425-426
    8. Felix Unger
      Pages 427-427
    9. Felix Unger
      Pages 428-430

About this book


It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to edit a new volume of "Assisted Circulation". In the past 5 years there have been many changes in the philosophy of assisted circulation. There have been a large number of clinical application- of left ventricular assist devices, biventricular assist devices, and total artificial hearts; one artificial heart was implanted electively in December, 1982, in a patient with an end-stage cardiomyopathy. A great deal of help is necessary in editing a book. I want especially to thank the Austrian Research Council and the University of Innsbruck for their support of my work. I am most grateful to my co-workers R. Schistek, I. Koller, J. Hager, and R. Nessler, and especially to my secretary, W. Kirchner, who had the most secretarial load ofthe editorial work. I would also like to thank Dr. J. Wieczorek, Mrs. M. Schafer, Mrs. M. Griindler, and the Springer staff who gave this second volume an attractive format and made it accurate as usual. It was with great sorrow that we learned of the sad death of Dr. Emery Nyilas in June 1984, who played a great part in the development of artificial hearts. I hope that this second volume will also raise new items for discussion, resulting in new concepts, so that the third volume can introduce new devices and report on more clinical applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Felix Unger
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitätsklinik für Chirurgie IInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69477-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69475-2
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