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"Rise of the Machines — Left Ventricular Assist Device as Permanent Therapy for Advanced Heart Failures"

Published at www.nejm.org November 17, 2009 Author: James C. Fang, M.D.

"Traditionally, the only definitive therapy for patients who have advanced, medically refractory heart failure was replacement of the heart with another human heart. However, transplantation is an inadequate option in light of the large number of potential candidates, the lack of donors, and the coexisting conditions that make most potential candidates ineligible for transplantation. In this context, ventricular assist devices, or heart pumps, become an attractive option for patients who have advanced heart failure."

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Catherine a dit…

Le 24 novembre 2004, le Pr. Daniel Loisance, qui dirige le service de chirurgie cardio-thoracique de l'hôpital Henri-Mondor, Créteil, ne disait pas autre chose. Il parlait de "changement de paradigme". Fin 2004 ... Il semblerait que ce "changement de paradigme" montre enfin le bout de son nez ...

Visionner la présentation du Pr. Loisance (2004) :

http://www.canal-u.tv/producteurs/biotv/dossier_programmes/ecole_de_l_inserm_seminaires_de_formation_a_la_sante/recherche_et_chirurgie_de_la_biologie_a_la_robotique/assistance_circulatoire_bilan_et_perspectives_pr_daniel_loisance