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Cardiac Transplantation and Assist Devices for Ischemic Heart Disease

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The mortality with end-stage heart failure is extremely high, especially when patients become refractory to conventional medical therapy and require frequent hospitalization. Ischemic heart disease remains the primary cause of advanced heart failure. Mechanical pumps or devices have been developed called ventricular assist devices and are being used to support an increasing number of patients with refractory heart failure. This chapter describes current indications for the use of these devices, the types of pumps now available, and criteria for initiating ventricular assist device support.

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Abbreviations

ECMO:

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenator

IABP:

Intra-aortic balloon pump

p-LVAD:

Percutaneous left ventricular assist devices

ST-MCS:

Short-term mechanical circulation support

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Montalto, A., La Marca, A., Falivene, G. (2023). Cardiac Transplantation and Assist Devices for Ischemic Heart Disease. In: Concistrè, G. (eds) Ischemic Heart Disease. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-25879-4_32

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