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Keywords

Cardiac output, End-stage heart disease, Left ventricular assist devices

 

Authors

  1. Speiser, Bernadette S. MSN, BSN, CCRN, CMS

Abstract

Cardiogenic shock is a critical disease process that claims lives every year. A new device on the market allows 2.5 L of cardiac output through the heart to assist in patient stabilization while attempting treatment options such as percutaneous coronary intervention to open closed coronary arteries.