Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices in Cardiovascular Care

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Publication Month/Year

May 19, 2015

Last Updated Month/Year

May 31, 2023

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Document Objectives

This document reviews the physiologic impact on the circulation of these devices and their use in specific clinical situations. These situations include patients undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention, those presenting with cardiogenic shock, and acute decompensated heart failure. 

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Emergency care, Hospital, Operating and recovery room, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

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


mechanical circulatory support, ventricular assist device, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

Source Citation

Rihal CS, Naidu SS, Givertz MM, Szeto WY, Burke JA, Kapur NK, et al. 2015 SCAI/ACC/HFSA/STS Clinical Expert Consensus Statement on the Use of Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices in Cardiovascular Care. J Am Coll Cardiol [Internet]. 2015 May 19;65(19):e7 LP-e26. Available from: http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/65/19/e7.abstract

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