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Do Axial-Flow LVADs Unload Better than Centrifugal-Flow LVADs?

Giridharan, Guruprasad A.*†; Koenig, Steven C.*†; Slaughter, Mark S.*†

doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000055
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From the *Department of Bioengineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky; and Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

Submitted for consideration January 2014; accepted for publication in revised form January 2014.

Disclosure: The authors have no conflicts of interest to report.

Reprint Requests: Steven C. Koenig, PhD, Departments of Bioengineering and Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Louisville, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, 302 East Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Room 408, Louisville, KY 40202. Email:

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