Direct mechanical ventricular actuation: a review.


Journal Article (Review)

Direct mechanical ventricular actuation (DMVA) is a non-blood contacting method of circulatory support that can be rapidly instituted for resuscitation. DMVA is superior to conventional methods (open and closed-chest cardiac massage) in providing reliable cardiovascular stabilization for resuscitation following cardiac arrest. Furthermore, DMVA has important advantages including rapid application, technical simplicity, and avoidance of blood contact compared to other resuscitation devices (cardiopulmonary bypass and blood pumps). This review summarizes laboratory and clinical applications of DMVA.

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Cited Authors

  • Anstadt, MP; Anstadt, GL; Lowe, JE

Published Date

  • February 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 7 - 23

PubMed ID

  • 1852068

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1852068

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-1570

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0300-9572

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0300-9572(91)90074-9


  • eng