Title

An Emergency Medicine-focused Summary of the HFSA/SAEM/ISHLT Clinical Consensus Document on the Emergency Management of Patients With Ventricular Assist Devices

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine

Publication Date

2020-03-16

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine

Abstract

Mechanical circulatory support is increasingly used as a long-term treatment option for patients with end-stage heart failure. Patients with implanted ventricular assist devices are at high risk for a range of diverse medical urgencies and emergencies. Given the increasing prevalence of mechanical circulatory support devices, this expert clinical consensus document seeks to help inform emergency medicine and prehospital providers regarding the approach to acute medical and surgical conditions encountered in these complex patients.

DOI of Published Version

10.1111/acem.13964

Source

Darling CE, Martindale JL, Hiestand BC, Bonnell M, Colvin M, DeFilippis EM, Elliott T, Hamad E, Pinney SP, Shah KB, Vierecke J, Givertz MM. An Emergency Medicine-focused Summary of the HFSA/SAEM/ISHLT Clinical Consensus Document on the Emergency Management of Patients With Ventricular Assist Devices. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Mar 16. doi: 10.1111/acem.13964. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32176420. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32176420

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