Navin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program and executive director of The...
This page includes content on technologies to treat cardiogenic shock, including percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD), intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). This condition occurs when the heart can no longer pump enough oxygenated blood to the body. The most common cause of cardiogenic shock is damage to the heart from a severe heart attack. The standard of care for this condition for more than 20 years has a 50 percent survival rate, but improvements have recently been seen in studies using early pVAD intervention prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). For more information, visit the National Institute of Health (NIH) cardiogenic shock information page.
Thoracic findings in a 15-year-old girl with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). (a) Chest radiograph on admission shows mild perihilar bronchial wall cuffing. (b) Chest radiograph on the third day of admission demonstrates extensive airspace opacification with a mid and lower zone predominance. (c, d) Contrast-enhanced axial CT chest of the thorax at day 3 shows areas of ground-glass opacification (GGO) and dense airspace consolidation with air bronchograms. (c) This conformed to a mosaic pattern with a bronchocentric distribution to the GGO (white arrow, d) involving both central and peripheral lung parenchyma with pleural effusions (black small arrow, d). image courtesy of Radiological Society of North America
Russian interventional cardiologist Alexey Pankov in full personal protective equipment (PPE) for a cath lab procedure in Moscow during the COVID-19 era. Right, an image of the COVID-19 virus from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Novel coronavirus has turned out to have a sizable amount of cardiovascular involvement.
Rash on the skin of a child who has COVID-19 related multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). The image is from Damien Bonnet, M.D., Ph.D., Necker Hospital-Université, Paris, who was involved in a Circulation study published on MIS-C May 14. Image copyright Damien Bonnet, courtesy of the American Heart Association.