An expert consensus has been released by the Joint European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and the Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care (ACVC) reviewing the pathophysiological context and indications for pVADs in different clinical settings. It also provides guidance regarding the clinical management of patients requiring pVADs. A quick overview is made on the state-of-the art of short-term mechanical circulatory support according to different indications. Additional discussions on the handling of complications, anticoagulation and weaning are also provided. The appendix section describes the theoretical basis for the use of different MCS devices, including how their effects differ. The review has been published on EuroIntervention.
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