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Multinational Group of Researchers Collaborate on Ventricular Assist Device

Dec. 28, 2015

Doctors and researchers from National Cheng Kung University and Duke University School of Medicine are collaborating on a para-aortic blood pump ventricular assist device implantation on calf.

The PABP is intended to provide long-term counter-pulsation therapeutic support, minimize bleeding complication and support the ultimate goal of bridge-to-recovery — all through minimally invasive surgery.

“It has been significant improvement in the design and the deployment of the device,” Mani Daneshmand of the Duke University School of Medicine.  “It’s getting closer to the intended goal, which is a minimum invasive implant.” — Elizabeth Hollis