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How to do it: tips and tricks of minimal-invasive HVAD® implantation—the lateral approach

Authors: Ezin Deniz, Anamika Chatterjee, Christina Feldmann, Jasmin S. Hanke, Guenes Dogan, Dominik Berliner, Malakh L. Shrestha, Axel Haverich, Jan D. Schmitto

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Chronic end-stage heart failure (CHF) is a major healthcare problem with rapidly growing incidences in Europe and the United States (1). With decreasing cardiac transplant rates worldwide, alternative treatment methods become increasingly important.