Title

Alternative Access for Mechanical Circulatory Support

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-21-2020

Publication Title

Structural Heart

Abstract

Technological advancements and the development of shock teams and protocols have led to increasing utilization of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices. These large-bore devices are used to provide hemodynamic support in patients undergoing complex cardiovascular procedures and to support end-organ perfusion in those with heart failure or cardiogenic shock. Vascular access complications are common and limit the therapeutic and hemodynamic benefits of such devices. In this review, the authors discuss common techniques used to overcome hostile femoral anatomy and review alternative accesses that can be used for the safe delivery of MCS devices.

PubMed ID

Not assigned.

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

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