Pneumatic total artificial hearts (pTAHs) have been under development for nearly three decades. Survival in experimental animals has gradually increased from several hours in the initial experiments to nearly a year in more recent reports. Recently, temporary implantation of pTAHs as a bridge to heart transplantation has been reported by several groups. This report presents recent clinical and experimental experience with the Penn State University pneumatic total artificial heart (PSU-pTAH). Study materials, animals, methods and results are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jul 1 1987|
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