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Surgical Steps In CentriMag Biventricular Assist Device (BiVAD) Placement

CentriMag devices are implanted for acute right and/or left-sided circulatory support but often times used for extended periods of time for patients...

Surgical Steps In HeartMate 3 LVAD Placement

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) like the HeartMate 3 are routinely being implanted as a mechanical circulatory bridge-to-transplant (BTT) or destination therapy...

ProtekDuo® Veno-Venous Cannula

The ProtekDuo® veno-venous (V-V) dual lumen cannula permits a form of extracorporeal mechanical circulatory support using an oxygenator and, when combined with a TandemHeart®...

Left Ventricular Pressure-Volume Work Loop With Mechanical Circulatory Support

Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices allow us to offload myocardial work from the heart, and for the purposes of this post, the left ventricle...


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