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ECMO ( Extracorporeal membrane Oxygenation and VAD ( Ventricular Assist Devices) : Two Options for a Failing Heart that Serve as a Bridge to a Heart Transplant

Dr. Poonam Malhotra

Additional Professor,Cardiac Anaesthesia

AIIMS,New Delhi

The options available are an intra-aortic balloon pump, which does not build up the mean diastolic pressure beyond 75 mmHg though it does augment the diastolic coronary pressures. But at the same time, awaiting a heart transplant can be very-very traumatic and disastrous for the patient and his family while the cardiac output and the heart continues to fail
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