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      Circulatory Support of Cardiac Interventional Procedures with the Hemopump TM Cardiac Assist System

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          The Hemopump<sup>TM</sup> is a catheter-mounted mechanical circulatory assist device which can support the majority of the circulation and significantly reduce left-ventricular work. It can be introduced via a peripheral artery or the ascending aorta. The following is an overview of the operation of the Hemopump and the results of a clinical trial in which the Hemopump was used to treat cardiogenic shock. In addition, the results of pilot experiences using the Hemopump for circulatory support during aorto-coronary artery surgery and high-risk angioplasty will be discussed.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5957-7
          978-3-318-01955-1
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1994
          1994
          18 November 2008
          : 84
          : 3
          : 194-201
          Affiliations
          Johnson and Johnson Interventional Systems Company Incorporated, Rancho Cordova, Calif., USA
          Article
          176398 Cardiology 1994;84:194–201
          10.1159/000176398
          8205569
          © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel

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