March 9, 2014
Notes: Kuon, E
Felix, S B
Rofo. 2013 Aug;185(8):720-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1335323. Epub 2013 May 21.
Author Address: Abteilung fur Kardiologie, Klinik Frankische Schweiz, Ebermannstadt, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 482Author: Lala, A. and Mehra, M. R.
Title: Durable mechanical circulatory support in advanced heart failure: a critical care cardiology perspective
Journal: Cardiol Clin
Pages: 581-93, viii-ix
Short Title: Durable mechanical circulatory support in advanced heart failure: a critical care cardiology perspective
Alternate Journal: Cardiology clinics
ISSN: 1558-2264 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 24188222
Abstract: Though cardiac transplantation for advanced heart disease patients remains definitive therapy for patients with advanced heart failure, it is challenged by inadequate donor supply, causing durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) to slowly become a new primary standard. Selecting appropriate patients for MCS involves meeting a number of prespecifications as is required in evaluation for cardiac transplant candidacy. As technology evolves to bring forth more durable smaller devices, selection criteria for appropriate MCS recipients will likely expand to encompass a broader, less sick population. The “Holy Grail” for MCS will be a focus on clinical recovery and explantation of devices rather than the currently more narrowly defined indications of bridge to transplantation or lifetime device therapy.
Notes: Lala, Anuradha
Mehra, Mandeep R
Cardiol Clin. 2013 Nov;31(4):581-93, viii-ix. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2013.07.003.