Reoperative surgery in calves with a total artificial heart.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Two surgical techniques have been developed in our laboratory to deal with identifiable problems in long-term artificial heart experiments. A right throacotomy is used to deal with problems such as extensive bleeding, which occur in the immediate postoperative stage of the experiment, while a left thoracotomy is used in cases in which the original implantation is preceded by more than one week, since extensive adhesions complicate the right thoracotomy at that stage. Pulmonary problems have been eliminated as primary cause of difficulties after reoperation, but infection remains a serious problem.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fukumasu, H; Olsen, DB; Lawson, JH; Mochizuki, A; Daitoh, N; Iwaya, F

Published Date

  • January 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 24 - 29

PubMed ID

  • 7353910

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0391-3988


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States