Selected Topics in Mechanical Circulatory Support

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

January 23, 2020

Last Updated Month/Year

July 5, 2023

Supplemental Implementation Tools

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To define guidelines for mechanical circulatory support, including implantable left ventricular assist device

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Emergency care, Hospital, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D006333 - Heart Failure, D054143 - Heart Failure, Systolic, D012770 - Shock, Cardiogenic


mechanical circulatory support, shock, congestive heart failure (CHF)

Source Citation

American Association for Thoracic Surgery/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation guidelines on selected topics in mechanical circulatory support

Kirklin, James K.Atluri, PavanSchueler, Stephan et al.
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Volume 159, Issue 3, 865 - 896