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Mechanical circulatory assist devices: a primer for critical care and emergency physicians

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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Ayan Sen, Joel S. Larson, Kianoush B. Kashani, Stacy L. Libricz, Bhavesh M. Patel, Pramod K. Guru, Cory M. Alwardt, Octavio Pajaro and J. Christopher Farmer

With the rapid expansion of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in various contexts (CVICU, in-hospital cardiac arrest (E-CPR) and the ED), the authors have provided a very nice overview of the general principles of MCS options and management to assist the broader healthcare team involved with these complex patients.

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