Implantation technique of the CentriMag biventricular assist device allowing ambulatory rehabilitation

Hiroo Takayama, Jonathan M. Chen, Ulrich P. Jorde, Yoshifumi Naka

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Non-implantable ventricular assist device plays a major role in emergent or urgent situation where a patient has acutely decompensating hemodynamics. One of its major disadvantages is that the patient needs to be bed-bound after insertion. We have developed a surgical technique that allows ambulatory management of the patients who received non-implantable device with CentriMag.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-111
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • CentriMag
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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