Gary M Idelchik
Idelchik G, Simpson L, Civitello A, Loyalka P, Gregoric I, Delgado R, et al
. Use of the percutaneous left ventricular assist device in patients with severe refractory cardiogenic shock as a bridge to long-term left ventricular assist device implantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008;27:106-11 pubmed publisher
..There were no PVAD-associated deaths. In patients with terminal hemodynamic collapse, PVAD support is an effective bridging therapy to LVAD and appears to be a viable alternative to other invasive methods of support. ..