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Heart-Assist Devices MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Heart-Assist Devices
Tree Number(s)
E04.050.430
E07.695.300.300
E07.858.082.374.300
Unique ID
D006353
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006353
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Artificial Ventricle
Heart Assist Device
Heart Ventricle, Artificial
Pumps, Heart-Assist
Vascular-Assist Device
Vascular-Assist Devices
Ventricle-Assist Device
Ventricular Assist Device
NLM Classification #
WG 169.5
Previous Indexing
Assisted Circulation (1967-1985)
Heart, Artificial (1967-1985)
Pacemaker, Artificial (1966-1985)
Public MeSH Note
90; was see under ASSISTED CIRCULATION 1986-89
History Note
90(86); was see under ASSISTED CIRCULATION 1986-89
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1985/06/07
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Heart-Assist Devices Preferred
Artificial Ventricle Narrower
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