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Heartmate 3 fully magnetically levitated left ventricular assist device for the treatment of advanced heart failure –1 year results from the Ce mark trial

  • Thomas Krabatsch1Email author,
  • Ivan Netuka2,
  • Jan D. Schmitto3,
  • Daniel Zimpfer4,
  • Jens Garbade5,
  • Vivek Rao6,
  • Michiel Morshuis7,
  • Friedhelm Beyersdorf8,
  • Silvana Marasco9,
  • Laura Damme10 and
  • Yuriy Pya11
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery201712:23

Received: 15 November 2016

Accepted: 24 March 2017

Published: 4 April 2017

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Original Submission
15 Nov 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Harikrishna Doshi
5 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Parminder Chagger
15 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Thomas Krabatsch
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
4 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13019-017-0587-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

German Heart Center, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
University Heart Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Freiburg, Germany
The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
St. Jude Medical, Zaventem, Belgium
National Research Cardiac Surgery Center, Astana, Kazakhstan