February 12, 1988

The Permanent Artificial HeartFour Case Reports

Author Affiliations

From Humana Heart Institute International, Louisville.

From Humana Heart Institute International, Louisville.

JAMA. 1988;259(6):849-859. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03720060017024

This article describes the clinical course of four patients in whom the Jarvik-7-100 total artificial heart was implanted as a permanent device. Details of their preoperative assessment and comprehensive summaries of their postoperative course are presented. The neurological, hematological, renal, and infectious complications they experienced and the interventions initiated to achieve resolution of these problems are described. Finally, revisions in the treatment protocols as a consequence of the experience and knowledge gained are examined.

(JAMA 1988;259:849-859)