Joint EAPCI/ACVC expert consensus document on percutaneous ventricular assist devices

Alaide Chieffo*, Dariusz Dudek, Christian Hassager, Alain Combes, Mario Gramegna, Sigrun Halvorsen, Kurt Huber, Vijay Kunadian, Jiri Maly, Jacob Eifer Møller, Federico Pappalardo, Giuseppe Tarantini, Guido Tavazzi, Holger Thiele, Christophe Vandenbriele, Nicolas Van Mieghem, Pascal Vranckx, Nikos Werner, Susanna Price

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There has been a significant increase in the use of short-term percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVADs) as acute circulatory support in cardiogenic shock and to provide haemodynamic support during interventional procedures, including high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions. Although frequently considered together, pVADs differ in their haemodynamic effects, management, indications, insertion techniques, and monitoring requirements. This consensus document summarizes the views of an expert panel by the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and the Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care (ACVC) and appraises the value of short-term pVAD. It reviews the pathophysiological context and possible indications for pVAD in different clinical settings and provides guidance regarding the management of pVAD based on existing evidence and best current practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E274-E286
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


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