Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, percutaneous left ventricular assist devices, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation: are they competing therapies? What does the heart need and when?

With an unrestricted educational grant from MAQUET Cardiovascular GETINGE GROUP


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Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the haemodynamics of mechanical circulatory support in the unstable patient undergoing PCI
  • To understand the indications for intra-aortic balloon pump therapy versus percutaneous ventricular assist and/or extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation
  • To discuss real-world experience and outcomes in treating complex PCI procedures

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  • Introduction and objectives
  • The science and theory of haemodynamic support
  • Left ventricular mechanical unloading
  • Take-home message