ECMO as a bridge to left ventricular assist device implantation

Amit Pawale, Duc Thinh Pham

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Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation has become standard therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure, either as a bridge-to-transplant or destination therapy. For patients presenting in acute cardiogenic shock, acute mechanical circulatory support (AMCS), including ECMO, is a means to stabilize, optimize, and assess a patient’s candidacy for LVAD implantation. In this chapter, we review indications, selection, techniques and outcomes for ECMO therapy as a bridge to LVAD implantation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Subtitle of host publicationTypes, Medical Uses and Complications
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781536190649
StatePublished - Dec 21 2020


  • Cardiogenic shock
  • ECMO
  • LVAD


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