Current status of mechanical circulatory assistance.

  • Marc E. Stone
  • Published 2007 in
    Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular…


Mechanical circulatory support has become an increasingly used management strategy for patients with both acute and chronic ventricular failure. This article briefly reviews the current state of mechanical circulatory support with a focus on indications, contraindications, and complications of currently available devices. Perioperative considerations for… (More)


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