Percutaneous Assist Devices for Left Ventricular Shock

Interv Cardiol Clin. 2013 Jul;2(3):457-468. doi: 10.1016/j.iccl.2013.03.005. Epub 2013 Jul 4.


Percutaneous ventricular assist devices (PVADs) are increasingly being used for hemodynamic support in patients with cardiogenic shock as well as for patients undergoing high-risk cardiovascular procedures. The currently available PVADs for left ventricular shock are reviewed; the evidence for supporting PVAD use is discussed, and the authors' perspective on their unique clinical applications is offered.

Keywords: Balloon; Heart failure; Heart-assist device; Hemodynamics; Resuscitation; Shock.

Publication types

  • Review