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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Seyfarth, M; Sibbing, D; Bauer, I; Fröhlich, G; Bott-Flügel, L; Byrne, R; Dirschinger, J; Kastrati, A; Schömig, A 
Title:
A randomized clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a percutaneous left ventricular assist device versus intra-aortic balloon pumping for treatment of cardiogenic shock caused by myocardial infarction. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test whether the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) Impella LP2.5 (Abiomed Europe GmbH, Aachen, Germany) provides superior hemodynamic support compared with the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). BACKGROUND: Cardiogenic shock caused by left ventricular failure is associated with high mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). An LVAD may help to bridge patients to recovery from left ventricular failure. METHODS: In a prospective, rand...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Am Coll Cardiol 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
52 
Journal issue:
19 
Pages contribution:
1584-8 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0735-1097 
TUM Institution:
I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik