Ecmo

Centrifugal Pumps

Abiomed

Thoratec

Novacor

HeartMate

Ventricular Support

Cardio

-pulmonary

Left, Right, or Both

Left, Right, or Both

Left, Right, or Both

Left only

Left only

Position

Intra-Aortic

External

External

External

Internal

Internal

Internal

Average Duration

Short

Short

Short

Intermediate

Intermediate to Long

Long

Long

Power Source

Pneumatic

Electric

Electric

Pneumatic

Pneumatic

Electric

Electric or Pneumatic

Cannulation Site

Peripheral Arterial

Peripheral Arterial and Venus

Arterial

Arterial

Arterial or Ventricular

Ventricular

Ventricular

Anti-coagulation

Not necessary

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Patient Ambulation

No

No

No

No

Yes w/assistance

Yes

Yes

Patient Discharge

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes (electric)

Indications for Heart Transplantation

43%

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