Inflammation after axial flow and pulsatile LVAD implantation

S. Saenger, A. Koster, H. Kuppe, M. Loebe, R. Hetzer

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A comparative study of the changes in the inflammatory response after implantation of a pulsatile Novacor LVAD and the axial flow MicroMed DeBakey LVAD was conducted. There were no significant differences in the clinical course of the two groups. This observation suggest that the implantation of the axial flow MicroMed DeBakey LVAD is associated with an increased level of IL1 and C5a.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalASAIO Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event46th Annual Conference and Exposition of ASAIO - New York, NY, USA
Duration: Jun 28 2000Jul 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering


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