TITLE

Percutaneous Mechanical Support in Cardiogenic Shock: A Review

AUTHOR(S)
Gilani, Fahad Syed; Farooqui, Sarah; Doddamani, Rajiv; Gruberg, Luis
PUB. DATE
January 2015
SOURCE
Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology;2015 Suppl2, Issue 9, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a life-threatening condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Pharmacological therapy is often the first line of treatment but mechanical support can provide substantial hemodynamic improvement in refractory CS. Percutaneous mechanical support devices are placed in a minimally invasive manner and provide life-saving assistance to the failing myocardium. We review the percutaneous devices currently available, the evidence behind their use, and the new advances in percutaneous technology being evaluated for the treatment of CS.
ACCESSION #
108394690

 

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