Mechanical Circulatory Support

Overview

Temporary Circulatory Support (TCS) is a mechanical assist device used as a first-line strategy in the setting of acute cardiogenic shock; current TCS devices include the IABP, Impella, TandemHeart, and VA-ECMO system.

Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Devices (MCS)

  • IABP
  • Impella
  • TandemHeart
  • VA-ECMO
  • Investigational devices
    • Paracorporeal pulsatile iVAC 2L
    • HeartMate Percutaneous Heart Pump
  • Right Ventricular support
  • Other mechanical therapies