Review Articles

Mechanical Circulatory Support in High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention



Due to advancing age and increasing comorbidities, the current population has a higher incidence of complex coronary artery disease, often without surgical options for revascularization. In this setting, hemodynamic support devices are an important adjunct in the interventionist’s toolbox as they allow for a safer, more effective procedure. The following paper reviews the indications of various available mechanical support devices, highlights their clinical data and technical parameters, and offers a practical approach towards appropriate patient and device selection.


mechanical circulatory supporthigh-riskpercutaneous coronary interventioncardiogenic shockstentcoronary artery disease
  • Year: 2018
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 23-31
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-14-1-23
  • Published on 1 Jan 2018
  • Peer Reviewed