Horizons in Assisted Circulation

  • W. S. Pierce
Conference paper


A decade ago, artificial heart development and cardiac transplantation were viewed as competing forms of therapy. We now recognize the complementary nature of these two areas. Also recognized is the scarcity of donor hearts, indicating a need for a mechanical counterpart.


Circulatory Support Blood Pump Artificial Heart Donor Heart Left Ventricular Apex 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

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