Assisted Circulation 2 by Felix UngerAssisted Circulation 2 by Felix Unger

Assisted Circulation 2

byFelix Unger

Paperback | December 16, 2011

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It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to edit a new volume of "Assisted Circulation". In the past 5 years there have been many changes in the philosophy of assisted circulation. There have been a large number of clinical application- of left ventricular assist devices, biventricular assist devices, and total artificial hearts; one artificial heart was implanted electively in December, 1982, in a patient with an end-stage cardiomyopathy. A great deal of help is necessary in editing a book. I want especially to thank the Austrian Research Council and the University of Innsbruck for their support of my work. I am most grateful to my co-workers R. Schistek, I. Koller, J. Hager, and R. Nessler, and especially to my secretary, W. Kirchner, who had the most secretarial load ofthe editorial work. I would also like to thank Dr. J. Wieczorek, Mrs. M. Schafer, Mrs. M. Griindler, and the Springer staff who gave this second volume an attractive format and made it accurate as usual. It was with great sorrow that we learned of the sad death of Dr. Emery Nyilas in June 1984, who played a great part in the development of artificial hearts. I hope that this second volume will also raise new items for discussion, resulting in new concepts, so that the third volume can introduce new devices and report on more clinical applications.
Title:Assisted Circulation 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:430 pagesPublished:December 16, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642694772

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Table of Contents

Questions and Predictions.- I. Counterpulsation.- 1. Clinical Experience with Percutaneous Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping.- 2. Chronic Use of an Intra-aortic Balloon Pump in Congestive Cardiomyopathy.- 3. Systolic Counterpulsation with a Small Balloon to Increase Coronary Flow.- II. Cardiac Assistance with Ventricular Assist Devices.- 4. A Temporary Ventricular Assist Device for Patients Exhibiting Intractable Postcardiotomy Shock.- 5. Ventricular Assistance: Clinical Experience at the Pennsylvania State University.- 6. Temporary Mechanical Support of Patients with Profound Ventricular Failure.- 7. Ventricular Assistance - Development and Clinical Application of a New Device.- 8. A Totally Implantable Ventricular Assist Device for End-Stage Heart Disease.- 9. Centrifugal Pumps.- 10. New York University Experience with a Roller-Pump-Type Left Ventricular Assist Device.- 11. Functional Heart Replacement with Nonpulsatile Assist Devices.- 12. Reduction of Coagulation and Hemolysis by Sealless and Bearingless Blood Pump Systems for Long-Term Application.- III. Total Artificial Heart.- 13. Staged Cardiac Replacement: Clinical Experience at the Texas Heart Institute.- 14. The Total Artificial Heart.- 15. The Artificial Heart Program in Berlin - Technical Aspects.- 16. Total Artifical Heart Research in Czechoslovakia.- 17. Progress in the Development of the Pennsylvania State University Motor-Driven Artificial Heart.- IV. Heart Transplantation.- 18. Cyclosporin in Clinical Cardiac Transplantation: New Promise for the Future.- 19. Heart-Lung Transplantation.- 20. Clinical Application of Implanted Natural Auxiliary Hearts.- 21. Cardiac Transplantation: Current Experience at Hospital La Pitie, Paris.- 22. Transplantation of the Heart.- 23. New Beginnings with Heart and Heart-Lung Transplantation at the University of Munich.- V. Driving Systems and Modeling.- 24. Drive and Management of Circulation Support Systems.- 25. Wearable Drive Systems.- 26. Models in the Development of the Artificial Heart.- 27. Modeling and Simulation, Proper in Total Artificial Heart and Ventricular Assist Device Development.- VI. Horizons.- 28. V. O. Björk.- 29. E.S. Bücherl.- 30. R. Cortesini.- 31. P. L. Frommer.- 32. L. K. Fujimoto, Y. Nosé.- 33. W. S. Pierce.- 34. K. Polzer.- 35. J. T. Watson.