An all-in-one guide to mechanical assist devices for the treatment of heart failureThis complete guide addresses all of the clinical scenarios encountered by the health care team during the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative periods following device implantation. In addition, it outlines the specific attributes of various technologies that are currently utilized by clinicians, giving you a practical view of how the latest devices work. Youll also find a mini-catalog of the spectrum of current devices, complete with their technical and clinical specifications. Drawing on the latest published data and the combined global expertise of a renowned author team, Mechanical Circulatory Support puts the fields most essential perspectives right at your fingertips.FEATURES: The unmatched mechanical circulatory device sourcebook, covering the physiological, technical, regulatory, and clinical aspects of ventricular assist devices Full-color presentation features a wide range of photographs, radiographs, tables, and clearly labeled clinical and schematic illustrations Essential insights into the physiology of heart failure, which provides a basic foundation of knowledge for understanding the role of mechanical circulatory assistance in the management of heart failureLogical two-part organization consisting of:Clinical Considerations in mechanical circulatory support, including device history/development and indications for device therapy; perioperative management; complications; and special considerations (use in infants/children, pulmonary hypertension during LVAD support, and more)Device-Specific Considerations, which provides a mini-catalog of manufacturers devices-from short-term devices to long-term continuous flow devices-and highlights technical and clinical specifications for each product Guide to appropriate device selection using a simplified framework in an industry that produces an increasing array of short- and long-term therapies Helpful chapter introductions provide essential background information that places each chapter topic in its proper clinical and technical context Conclusions at the end of each chapter offer a concise summary of chapter material Full chapter-ending references provide opportunities for further research

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