ECMO as a bridge to left ventricular assist device implantation

Amit Pawale, Duc Thinh Pham*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation has become standard therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure, either as a bridge-to-transplant or destination therapy. For patients presenting in acute cardiogenic shock, acute mechanical circulatory support (AMCS), including ECMO, is a means to stabilize, optimize, and assess a patient’s candidacy for LVAD implantation. In this chapter, we review indications, selection, techniques and outcomes for ECMO therapy as a bridge to LVAD implantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExtracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Subtitle of host publicationTypes, Medical Uses and Complications
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781536190649
StatePublished - Dec 21 2020


  • Cardiogenic shock
  • ECMO
  • LVAD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Health Professions


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