The Impella device for acute mechanical circulatory support in patients in cardiogenic shock.

@article{Lemaire2014TheID,
  title={The Impella device for acute mechanical circulatory support in patients in cardiogenic shock.},
  author={Anthony Lemaire and M Bronwell Anderson and Leonard Y. Lee and Peter M. Scholz and Thomas W Prendergast and Andrew D. Goodman and Ann Marie Lozano and Alan J. Spotnitz and George P Batsides},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={133-8}
}
BACKGROUND Acute cardiogenic shock is associated with high mortality rates. Mechanical circulatory devices have been increasingly used in this setting for hemodynamic support. The Impella device (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) is a microaxial left ventricular assist device that can be inserted using a less invasive technique. This study was conducted to determine the outcome of patients who have undergone placement of the Impella device for acute cardiogenic shock in our institution. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING