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Mechanical circulatory support in the new era: an overview

Friday, March 18, 2016

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Source Name: Critical Care 2016 20:66


Kiran Shekar, Shaun D. Gregory and John F. Fraser

As the Authors have stated: "maximal medical therapy can no longer be seen as a justifiable end‐point for refractory circulatory shock, at least in well‐resourced health settings." To frame their discussion on mechnical circulatory support (MCS) in the current era, they have provided a case vignette for options potentially available to the patient with cardiorespiratory collapse. 

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