In this 231st episode I welcome Dr. Mike Essandoh back to the show to discuss the Total Artificial Heart. We discuss what it is, how it works, how it is put in, who is a good candidate, and how to manage people with TAHs from an anesthetic perspective when they come in for non-cardiac surgery.
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