Mechanical Circulatory Support

This review gives summary to three categories of mechanical assist devices: intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP); percutaneous devices for short term recovery of hemodynamic instability during percutaneous coronary intervention (pVAD); and ventricular assist devices (VAD), including bridge to transplant devices and destination therapy. HealthTrust physician advisors participated in the review of this category, including interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and structural heart specialists.

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