From 1980 to March in 1989, there were 177 clinical application of ventricular assist device in Japan. Original diseases were 50% ischemic heart disease and 37% valvular disease. Duration of assistance ranged from one hour to 70 days. Thirty-one cases weaned from ventricular assistance and 11 cases became long-time survivors.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||The science reports of the research institutes, Tohoku University. Ser. C, Medicine. Tōhoku Daigaku|
|Publication status||Published - 1991 Jul|
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