Dr Alexander G Truesdell (Virginia Heart/Inova Heart & Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, US), section editor of the USC Special Focus Issue on Cardiogenic Shock invites the authors of "Current Landscape of Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support Technology". Dr Rani Upadhyay (Stanford Health Care, Oakland, CA, US) gives a quick overview of the paper. Dr Truesdell asks about the complexities connected choosing the right devices. Dr Mir B Basir (Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, US) talks about the latest data looking at different phenotypes and the importance of the SCAI classification. They discuss controversial questions related to the treatment of cardiogenic shock patients.
What are the unmet needs in temporary MCS? What are the key components of patient care? What are the opportunities? What are the take-home messages of Dr. Basir? What are the experiences of Dr Upadhyay and Dr Basir? What are the devices available?
Read here the article by Dr Rani Upadhyay, Dr Hussayn Alrayes, Dr Scott Arno, Dr Milan Kaushik, and Dr Mir Babar Basir.
Recorded remotely from Oakland, Detroit, and Falls Church, 2021.
Editor: Mirjam Boros