Erratum to “The total artificial heart”
Erratum

Erratum to “The total artificial heart”


doi: 10.21037/jtd.2017.02.66


Erratum to: J Thorac Dis 2015;7:2172-80.

The total artificial heart

In the article that appeared on Page 2172-2180, Vol 7, No 12 (December 2015) Issue of the Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD) (1), within the section of “Complications”, there is an incorrect referenced dose in the sentence below: One small study looked at routinely administering low dose nesiritide (0.05 mcg/kg/min) to all patients undergoing TAH implantation at the time of ventriculectomy and demonstrated maintenance of urine output and GFR (34).

It is stated that one study utilized low dose nesiritide (0.05 mcg/kg/min); however, the article of reference 34 notes that the rate of infusion utilized was actually 0.005 mcg/kg/min.

Therefore, the correct statement should have been shown as follows: One small study looked at routinely administering low dose nesiritide (0.005 mcg/kg/min) to all patients undergoing TAH implantation at the time of ventriculectomy and demonstrated maintenance of urine output and GFR (34).

The publisher regrets the error.


References

  1. Cook JA, Shah KB, Quader MA, et al. The total artificial heart. J Thorac Dis 2015;7:2172-80. [PubMed]
Cite this article as: Erratum to “The total artificial heart”. J Thorac Dis 2017;9(3):E342. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2017.02.66