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Survival Rates Good With VAD for Complicated Acute MI

from MedPage Today

Implanting ventricular assist devices may help boost survival for patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure or cardiogenic shock, a registry study suggested. Acute myocardial infarction patients that got such devices were more critically ill before placement than patients getting VADs for other reasons but fared no worse afterward, Deepak Acharya, MD, MSPH, of University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues reported online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. more

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