Over the last 50 years there have been rapid advances in the development of ventricular assist devices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. An ideal device is one that is easy to insert, simple to use, provides effective support, is associated with minimal complications and provides a morbidity and mortality benefit for the patient. In this article we will review the currently available percutaneous left ventricular assist devices and the evidence to support their use.
- cardiogenic shock
- high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention
- intra-aortic balloon pump
- percutaneous left ventricular assist devices
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine