Circulatory support for myocardial infarction with ventricular arrhythmias.

Academic Article


  • Profound circulatory failure developed in a 45-year-old man after an acute myocardial infarction. A left ventricular assist device was used successfully to bridge the patient to transplantation despite recurrent and medically refractory ventricular arrhythmias that lasted from the second through the 12th day of circulatory support.
  • Published In


  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac, Electric Countershock, Heart Transplantation, Heart Ventricles, Heart-Assist Devices, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction
  • Author List

  • Holman WL; Roye GD; Bourge RC; McGiffin DC; Iyer SS; Kirklin JK
  • Start Page

  • 1230
  • End Page

  • 1231
  • Volume

  • 59
  • Issue

  • 5