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Treatment Strategies for Patients with an Intermacs I Profile

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Walid K. Abu Saleh ,

Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Odeaa Al Jabbari,

Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Ashrith Guha,

Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Matthias Loebe,

Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Brian A. Bruckner

Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Abstract

Treatment of patients with INTERMACS class I heart failure can be very challenging, and temporary long-term device support may be needed. In this article, we review the currently available temporary support devices in order to support these severely ill patients with decompensated heart failure. Strategies of using a temporary assist as a bridge to long-term device support are also discussed.

How to Cite: 1. Abu Saleh WK, Al Jabbari O, Guha A, Loebe M, Bruckner BA. Treatment Strategies for Patients with an Intermacs I Profile. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2015;11(1):4-8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-11-1-4
Published on 01 Jan 2015.
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