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Mechanical assistance for cardiogenic shock following cardiac surgery, myocardial infarction, and cardiac transplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3300582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From January, 1982, to October, 1986, 33 patients were treated with either the Pierce-Donachy prosthetic ventricle or the Bio-Medicus ventricular assist device for cardiogenic shock following a cardiac operation, myocardial infarction, or cardiac transplantation. Twenty-five patients required the assistance for postcardiotomy shock and 8, for a variety of conditions including myocardial infarction shock and myocarditis, and as a bridge to cardiac transplantation. Complications were frequent and usually secondary to prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass. Results were poorest in the group with postcardiotomy shock. Earlier application of an assist device could lead to more frequent survival and avoidance of the detrimental effects of prolonged extracorporeal circulation.
G L Zumbro; W R Kitchens; G Shearer; G Harville; L Bailey; R F Galloway
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1987 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-03     Completed Date:  1987-08-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aged, 80 and over
Assisted Circulation*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Heart Transplantation
Heart-Assist Devices*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications
Myocarditis / complications
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology,  mortality,  therapy*

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