Destination therapy with a rotary blood pump and novel power delivery

S Westaby, M Siegenthaler, F Beyersdorf, Massimo Massetti, J Pepper, A Khayat, R Hetzer, Oh Frazier

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We tested the hypothesis that a miniaturised axial flow pump with infection-resistant power delivery could improve longevity and quality of life (QOL) in advanced heart failure patients deemed unsuitable for transplantation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-356
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Assisted Circulation
  • Cohort Studies
  • Disease-Free Survival
  • Female
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Humans
  • Long-Term Care
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Miniaturization
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Thoracotomy


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