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Assistance circulatoire chronique: le point en 2013 [Long-term mechanical circulatory support: where do we stand in 2013?].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish. PDF type: perspective
With the advent of new technologies, experience with long-term mechanical circulatory support (MCS) is rapidly growing. Candidates to MCS are selected based on concepts, strategies and classifications that are specific to this indication. As results drastically improve, supported by stronger scientific evidence, the trend is towards earlier implantation. An adequate pre-implant follow-up is mandatory in order to avoid missing the best window of opportunity for implantation. While on chronic support, the hemodynamic profile of patients with continuous-flow ventricular assist devices is unique and remarkably influenced by the hydration status. Optimal management of these patients from the pre-implant phase to the long-term support phase requires a multidisciplinary approach that is similar to that already long validated for organ transplantation.
Assisted Circulation/instrumentation, Assisted Circulation/legislation & jurisprudence, Cardiology/instrumentation, Cardiology/legislation & jurisprudence, Coronary Circulation/physiology, Heart Diseases/therapy, Heart-Assist Devices, Humans, Long-Term Care, Models, Biological, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Time Factors
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