Article Abstract

Novel centrifugal pump for heart failure patients: initial success and future challenges

Authors: Christina Feldmann, Anamika Chatterjee, Jasmin S. Hanke, Guenes Dogan, Axel Haverich, Jan D. Schmitto


In June 2014 the worldwide first implantation of a new and promising Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) for end-stage heart failure therapy was performed by Dr. Schmitto and his team at Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany (1).