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Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc. 2013 Jul-Sep;28(3):401-4. doi: 10.5935/1678-9741.20130061.

Ventricular assist device implantation with CentriMag VASĀ® for biventricular mechanical support.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

Abstract

Despite recent advances in acute heart failure treatment, actual results remain limited in refractory cardiogenic shock. Temporary ventricular assist devices have emerged as an alternative in this serious and challenging medical. The purpose of this communication is to present a case of refractory cardiogenic shock, underwent temporary left ventricular assistance device implantation, progressing to right ventricular failure and conversion to biventricular support.

PMID:
24343691
DOI:
10.5935/1678-9741.20130061
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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