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Heart-Assist Devices

"Heart-Assist Devices" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the LEFT VENTRICLE, to pump blood. They consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Heart-Assist Devices" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Heart-Assist Devices" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 66 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2013
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