BVS 5000A proprietary cardiac assistance system approved by the FDA for patients with potentially reversible heart failure; the device was previously approved for patients who had been unable to be weaned from heart-lung devices after undergoing heart transplants.
BVS 5000 Components
(1) Pneumatic drive console that can operate one or two blood pumps independently, which can provide support to one or both ventricles without intensive bedside management.
(2) Cannulae, for blood drainage from and blood return to the patient, of varying designs that accommodate different patient anatomy, facilitating simple and efficient insertion.
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