IMR Press / RCM / Volume 19 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm.2018.01.904
Open Access Review
A Review of percutaneous mechanical support devices and strategies
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1 Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Lankenau Medical Center and Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19096
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2018 , 19(1), 21–26; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.rcm.2018.01.904
Published: 30 March 2018
Abstract
The technology available to offer acute hemodynamic support to critically ill patients has evolved exponentially in recent years. As our experience grows, and our armamentarium of mechanical therapies expands, devices are becoming increasingly important to providing acute hemodynamic support. This review article will describe approaches to providing acute support and a concise review of the percutaneous mechanical support devices currently available. In an effort to define how and when to use them in acute situations, we will also describe some advantages and disadvantages of each platform, and highlight the primary limitations in defining safety and efficacy.
Keywords
Cardiogenic shock
Heart failure
Percutaneous mechanical support
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