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Heart-Assist Device

Heart-Assist Device Medical Condition Defined & Explained
Heart-Assist Device Medical Condition

What's The Definition Of The Medical Condition Heart-Assist Device?

Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the left ventricle, to pump blood; they consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.

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