Treatment strategies for patients with an INTERMACS I profile

Walid K. Abu Saleh, Odeaa A.l. Jabbari, Ashrith Guha, Matthias Loebe, Brian A. Bruckner

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Treatment of patients with INTERMACS class I heart failure can be very challenging, and temporary long-term device support may be needed. In this article, we review the currently available temporary support devices in order to support these severely ill patients with decompensated heart failure. Strategies of using a temporary assist as a bridge to long-term device support are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-8
Number of pages5
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • INTERMACS system
  • cardiac risk factors
  • heart assist device
  • heart failure
  • right heart dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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