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2015 SCAI/ACC/HFSA/STS clinical expert consensus statement on the use of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices in cardiovascular care

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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Source Name: Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions


Charanjit S. Rihal, Srihari S. Naidu, Michael M. Givertz, Wilson Y. Szeto, James A. Burke, Navin K. Kapur, Morton Kern, Kirk N. Garratt, James A. Goldstein, Vivian Dimas, Thomas Tu and From the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS), American Heart Association (AHA), and American College of Cardiology (ACC)

This concensus statement reviews the unique physiology, insertion techniques, and clinical indications for use of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices.  As the options for management of different etiologies of heart failure in adult and pediatric populations expand, understanding the advantages of specific devices is vital. 

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