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Authors Akhter SA, Raman J, Jeevanandam V
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Journal Ann. Thorac. Surg. Volume: 89 Issue: 3 Pages: 994-5
Publish Date 2010 Mar
PubMed ID 20172185
Abstract

The ABIOMED BVS 5000 ventricular assist system (ABIOMED Cardiovascular Inc, Danvers, MA) is the most commonly used mechanical circulatory support device for post-cardiotomy and post-myocardial infarction cardiogenic shock after placement of an intra-aortic balloon pump. We describe a simple and reliable technique for left ventricular apical cannulation for this device, which also facilitates decannulation without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.

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