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Heart-Assist Devices

"Heart-Assist Devices" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the left ventricle, to pump blood; they consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Heart-Assist Devices" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Heart-Assist Devices" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 565 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 68 publications in 2017
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.