Mechanical Circulatory Support — Ambulatory and Community Patient Care

Publication Date: May 30, 2017

Key Points

Key Points

  • Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) offers a surgical option for advanced heart failure when optimal medical therapy is inadequate.
  • MCS therapy improves prognosis, functional status, and quality of life.
  • Ambulatory patients with MCS can span the entire age spectrum from pediatrics to geriatrics.
  • Because patients with MCS are becoming increasingly mobile, basic knowledge of equipment is necessary for personnel in public areas such as schools, public transportation, and airplanes/airports.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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