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Soft robotic ventricular assist device with septal bracing for therapy of heart failure

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Science Robotics  22 Nov 2017:
Vol. 2, Issue 12, eaan6736
DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aan6736

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vol. 2 no. 12

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  • Received May 18, 2017
  • Accepted October 30, 2017

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  1. Christopher J. Payne1,2,
  2. Isaac Wamala3,4,
  3. Daniel Bautista-Salinas3,
  4. Mossab Saeed3,
  5. David Van Story1,2,3,
  6. Thomas Thalhofer1,2,5,
  7. Markus A. Horvath1,2,6,
  8. Colette Abah1,2,
  9. Pedro J. del Nido3,
  10. Conor J. Walsh1,2,* and
  11. Nikolay V. Vasilyev3,*
  1. 1Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, 3 Blackfan Circle, Longwood, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
  2. 2Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  3. 3Department of Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
  4. 4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  5. 5Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
  6. 6Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: nikolay.vasilyev{at}childrens.harvard.edu (N.V.V.); walsh{at}seas.harvard.edu (C.J.W.)

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