Mechanical circulatory assist devices: a primer for critical care and emergency physicians

@inproceedings{Sen2016MechanicalCA,
  title={Mechanical circulatory assist devices: a primer for critical care and emergency physicians},
  author={Ayan Sen and Joel S. Larson and Kianoush B Kashani and Stacy L. Libricz and Bhavesh M. Patel and Pramod Kumar Guru and Cory M. Alwardt and Octavio E. Pajaro and Joseph Christopher Farmer},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2016}
}
Mechanical circulatory assist devices are now commonly used in the treatment of severe heart failure as bridges to cardiac transplant, as destination therapy for patients who are not transplant candidates, and as bridges to recovery and "decision-making". These devices, which can be used to support the left or right ventricles or both, restore circulation to the tissues, thereby improving organ function. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are the most common support devices. To care for… CONTINUE READING
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