Percutaneous left ventricular assist devices

Holger Thiele
Holger Thiele*, MD; Georg Fuernau, MD; Julia Fischer, MD; Gerhard Schuler, MD
Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology, University of Leipzig - Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany

Insertable percutaneous devices, such as the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) or active left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), are currently mainly used for additional treatment in haemodynamically unstable patients in cardi

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