Ventricular assist devices for postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock. A combined registry experience.

Data submitted voluntarily to the combined registry since its inception in 1985 to December 31, 1990, on the use of ventricular assist devices for postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock in 965 patients were analyzed. Approximately 45% of patients were weaned from temporary circulatory assistance and 24.6% reached hospital discharge regardless of the original… CONTINUE READING