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Defining the Role for Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices for Medically Refractory Heart Failure.
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PMID:  23389701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Despite significant advances in the management of heart failure, short-term mortality due to advanced heart failure and cardiogenic shock remains high. Developed over the past few decades, percutaneous circulatory support devices offer a rapid and effective approach to slow the downward spiral of hemodynamic instability in patients presenting with decompensated heart failure until a more definitive strategy is pursued or patients recover. This review will discuss the goals of percutaneous circulatory support, the types of devices currently available, and the most recent clinical datasets examining the utility of these devices.
Navin K Kapur; Marwan F Jumean
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current heart failure reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1546-9549     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Heart Fail Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101196487     Medline TA:  Curr Heart Fail Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
The Cardiovascular Center, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111, USA,
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