Clinical application of the ventricular assist devices in Japan.

S. Nitta, T. Yambe, Y. Katahira, T. Sonobe, S. Naganuma, H. Akiho, Y. Kakinuma, M. Tanaka, M. Miura, N. Sato

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalThe science reports of the research institutes, Tohoku University. Ser. C, Medicine. Tōhoku Daigaku
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jul

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