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Mechanical circulatory support for AMI and cardiogenic shock.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20331487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Cardiogenic shock following acute myocardial infarction affects 5% to 10% of patients and carries a grave prognosis. The dismal prognosis associated with post-MI cardiogenic shock, allied with surgical and technological advancements, has shifted the treatment paradigm toward wider use of mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSD). Current experience demonstrates that better outcomes may be achieved with early MCSD deployment (prior to the onset of end-organ dysfunction). However, perceived limitations with existing devices mean that they remain infrequently applied. There is an urgent need for increased awareness of MCSD options among clinicians treating post-MI shock patients.
Yasir Abu-Omar; Steven S L Tsui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-03-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  434-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Transplant Unit, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
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