Hemopump® left ventricular support in the peripartum cardiomyopathy patient

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The Hemopump® temporary cardiac assist system underwent clinical trials within the United States from 1988 to 1991. Use of the device proved life-saving in providing left ventricular assistance for failing hearts, Presentation of a case study demonstrating the effects of Hemopump support is provided along with a detailed nursing care plan, A brief discussion of peripartum cardiomyopathy is also included.

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