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Open Access Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Failing Heart: Which Device to Choose

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Critical cardiogenic shock remains a problem with staggering mortality, with the best hope of survival depending on timely and aggressive intervention. This often requires the use of extracorporeal mechanical support in addition to vasoactive medications to manage patients through their initial insult. The decision to use such support must be made early in the clinical presentation, and is best done in a multidisciplinary fashion. In this article, we review the literature and provide an algorithm for the treatment of cardiogenic shock.
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Keywords: cardiogenic shock; extracorporeal support; temporary mechanical circulatory assist

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 October 2015

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  • Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) publishes focused articles and original clinical research that explore novel developments in cardiovascular disease, effective control and rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, and promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability in order to promote timely communication of the latest insights relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification. Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications is the official journal of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). It aims to continue the work of the GW-ICC by providing a global scientific communication platform for cardiologists that bridges East and West.

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