Safety of long-distance transfers of patients on acute mechanical circulatory support.

@article{Kang2018SafetyOL,
  title={Safety of long-distance transfers of patients on acute mechanical circulatory support.},
  author={Tae Soo Kang and Byung Soo Ko and Stavros G. Drakos and Josef Stehlik and Steven I Bott and Antigone Koliopoulou and Joseph Tonna and Megan E. Bowen and Kathleen Diane Stoddard and Craig H. Selzman and Stephen McKellar},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2018},
  volume={224},
  pages={18-22}
}
BACKGROUND Acute mechanical circulatory support (aMCS) can be a lifesaving therapy for patients with refractory cardiogenic shock. As device safety and technology improve, so will the ability to extend aMCS to patients at remote hospitals. The Intermountain West is unique because of the large geographical area, making transport of critically ill patients a… CONTINUE READING