Percutaneous left ventricular assist device in acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock.

Abstract

Despite advances in coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction (MI), the mortality rate for patients presenting with cardiogenic shock remains high. This case review describes the management of a patient with a non-ST segment elevation MI complicated by cardiogenic shock. The clinical and therapeutic utility of a percutaneous left atrial-to-femoral arterial ventricular assist device is discussed.

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@article{Merhi2005PercutaneousLV, title={Percutaneous left ventricular assist device in acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock.}, author={William M Merhi and Simon R. Dixon and William W O'neill and George S Hanzel and Peter A. McCullough}, journal={Reviews in cardiovascular medicine}, year={2005}, volume={6 2}, pages={118-23} }