Lemor A, Ya'qoub L, and Basir MB. Mechanical Circulatory Support in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock. Interv Cardiol Clin 2021; 10(2):169-184.
Interv Cardiol Clin
Mechanical circulatory support devices are increasingly used for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. These devices provide different levels of univentricular and biventricular support, have different mechanisms of actions, and provide different physiologic effects. Institutions require expert teams to safely implant and manage these devices. This article reviews the mechanism of action, physiologic effects, and data as they relate to the utilization of these devices.