On-site implantation of a ventricular assist device to facilitate aeromedical transport.

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BACKGROUND Experiencing an acute coronary event in a remote or community hospital can be fatal, particularly if the event is complicated by cardiogenic shock. Many remote and community hospitals do not have adequate resources to support such a compromised patient. Extrapolating from the domestic hub-and-spoke model, presently used between academic tertiary… (More)

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