Ventricular Assist Device as a Bridge to Heart Transplantation in Adults

ENGİN Ç. , Ayik F. , OĞUZ E. , EYGI B., YAĞDI T. , KARAKULA S., ...Daha Fazla

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.43, ss.927-930, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background. Because of the shortage of donor hearts, various ventricular asist devices (VAD) have been used in decompensated patients to prolong patient survival until a suitable heart becomes available. In this paper, we present our single-center report of adult patients in whom bridging was used with VAD.