Mechanical alternatives to the human heart: Paracorporeal assist systems

Jacob Lavee*, Yoav Paz

*Corresponding author for this work

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The currently available paracorporeal assist systems provide reliable short or long-term mechanical assistance to the failing heart, albeit necessitating continuous hospitalization. The intracorporeal assist systems, which provide out of hospital assistance, will be described in the next part of this review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial heart
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Ventricular assist device


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