URMC Research Network

Find People
Keyword
Last Name
 
More Search Options

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.

MeSH information
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; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.


publications
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Heart-Assist Devices" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Heart-Assist Devices" was a major or minor topic of these publication.