Percutaneous left ventricular assist devices during cardiogenic shock and high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions

Cook, Stéphane; Windecker, Stephan (2009). Percutaneous left ventricular assist devices during cardiogenic shock and high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions. Current cardiology reports, 11(5), pp. 369-76. Heidelberg: Springer

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Left ventricular assist devices were developed to support the function of a failing left ventricle. Owing to recent technological improvements, ventricular assist devices can be placed by percutaneous implantation techniques, which offer the advantage of fast implantation in the setting of acute left ventricular failure. This article reviews the growing evidence supporting the clinical use of left ventricular assist devices. Specifically, we discuss the use of left ventricular assist devices in patients with cardiogenic shock, in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction without shock, and during high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Windecker, Stephan

ISSN:

1523-3782

ISBN:

19709497

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:09

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:22

PubMed ID:

19709497

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/30269 (FactScience: 191645)

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