Definitions for heart-assist devices
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word heart-assist devices
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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.
Find a translation for the heart-assist devices definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these heart-assist devices definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"heart-assist devices." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Apr. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/heart-assist devices>.