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Open Access Case Review
Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Device in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock
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1 Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2005, 6(2), 118–123;
Published: 30 June 2005
Despite advances in coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction (MI), the mortality rate for patients presenting with cardiogenic shock remains high. This case review describes the management of a patient with a non–ST segment elevation MI complicated by cardiogenic shock. The clinical and therapeutic utility of a percutaneous left atrial–to–femoral arterial ventricular assist device is discussed.
Cardiogenic shock
Myocardial infarction
Heart failure
Left ventricular assist device
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