The use of left ventricular assist devices is becoming increasingly more common. Current developments allow percutaneous canulation without the setting of a cardiac surgery department or a perfusionist. This brings assist device treatment also to smaller facilities and makes the transfer of unstable patients from the primary clinic to specialized centers for extended treatment possible. This review describes the different systems and current experience in patient transfer.
|Translated title of the contribution||Invasive circulation assist devices for intrahospital and interhospital transport|
|Journal||Notfall und Rettungsmedizin|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 01.12.2011|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)