Percutaneous circulatory support in cardiogenic shock: interventional bridge to recovery.


Over the past 2 decades, innovation in the realm of mechanical ventricular assist devices (VADs) has altered the management of cardiogenic shock (CS). Percutaneous VADs (PVADs) allow emergent and effective ventricular unloading while providing sufficient systemic perfusion pressure to reverse end-organ dysfunction. Despite relatively few randomized trials… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.040220


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