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Percutaneous mechanical assistance for the failing heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20337861     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the most challenging situations in contemporary medicine is, doubtlessly, the approach and treatment of patients presenting with severe left ventricle failure. Since its first clinical application in patients with cardiogenic shock in 1968, the intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) has been widely accepted by heart failure physicians. Although IABP therapy has been shown to be effective for the support and stabilization of hemodynamically compromised patients, it has failed to promote any improvements in patient outcomes. For this reason, much attention has been invested in the development of external devices that can collaborate with the treatment of this condition. In this context, the percutaneous left ventricle assist device (pLVAD), like TandemHeart (Cardiac Assist, Inc.; Pittsburgh, PA, USA), and, more recently, the Impella 2.5 (Abiomed Europe, Aachen, Germany) has emerged. The purpose of this review is to describe the history of pLVAD, from its beginning, to the other devices currently available, including those created for right ventricle and biventricular support.
Cristiano Freitas de Souza; Flavio de Souza Brito; Valter Correia De Lima; Antonio Carlos De Camargo Carvalho
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-03-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1540-8183     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interv Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-14     Completed Date:  2010-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8907826     Medline TA:  J Interv Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo Federal University, SP, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Heart Failure / surgery*
Heart-Assist Devices / adverse effects,  history*
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping / instrumentation

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