VENTRICLE ASSIST DEVICE
\vˈɛntɹɪkə͡l ɐsˈɪst dɪvˈa͡ɪs], \vˈɛntɹɪkəl ɐsˈɪst dɪvˈaɪs], \v_ˈɛ_n_t_ɹ_ɪ_k_əl ɐ_s_ˈɪ_s_t d_ɪ_v_ˈaɪ_s]\
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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; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.
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