Use of the Jarvik 2000 Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device for Acute Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock

ArticleinThe Journal of heart and lung transplantation: the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 26(7):756-8 · August 2007with6 Reads
Impact Factor: 6.65 · DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2007.04.011 · Source: PubMed


    Several strategies for circulatory support have been successfully utilized as bridges to recovery or transplantation after acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. We report the novel use of a continuous flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for successful recovery and bridging to transplantation in a patient who had massive anterior wall myocardial infarction.