The use of mechanical circulatory support in post-acute myocardial infarction mechanical complications

R. Lorusso*, V. Lo Coco, J.M. Ravaux, S. Mariani

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The management of patients affected by mechanical complications following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) represents an unquestionable challenge due to its increasing prevalence and unchanged mortality rates (1-3). Indeed, the clinical and hemodynamic status of a patient, as well as the cardiac structural condition, pose different impacts on the timing and type of treatment, ultimately impacting patient outcomes (1-3). In most cases, a surgical approach is the gold standard of care although, recently, percutaneous transcatheter procedures have been proposed for inoperable patients or as a bridge-to-surgery strategy (1-3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022

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