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Format: 04/24/2014
Format: 04/24/2014


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Allegheny General Hospital to enroll patients in heart pump clinical trial

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Allegheny General Hospital will become one of several sites in the United States to enroll patients in a clinical trial of a device to treat patients with congestive heart failure who are waiting for a heart transplant.

The DuraHeart left-ventricular assist device is a small pump that is surgically implanted to help maintain the pumping capacity of the heart. It sits in the upper part of the patient's abdomen.


To read more, visit the Tribune-Review web site.

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