Cardiogenic Shock

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

The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump was shown in the NCSI study to greatly improve survival of acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock (AMICS), raising survival from 50 percent to 71 percent. Ambulance image from Getty Images.
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April 29, 2021 — The results of a large, national heart attack study show that patients with  cardiogenic shock survived ...

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William O’Neill, M.D., medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit ...

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The Abiomed Breethe OXY-1 System has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance. 
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October 26, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Abiomed for an all-in-one ...

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Chuck Simonton, M.D., chief medical officer at Abiomed, discusses some of the new technologies and clinical trials the ...

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August 3, 2020 — A three-year, investigator-led, prospective study of Japanese patients who received an Impella heart ...

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Navin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program and executive director of ...

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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 mosai
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In recent weeks, a multisystem hyperinflammatory condition has emerged in children in association with prior exposure or ...

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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).
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It was originally thought novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) was primarily a respiratory disorder, but as larger ...

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This is a quick animation demonstrating how the new 9 French Abiomed Impella ECP expands to approximately 18 French and ...

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Rash on the skin of a child who has COVID-19 related multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). Image copyright Damien Bonnet, M.D., Ph.D., courtesy of the American Heart Association. Coronavirus is linked with this Kawasaki-like inflammatory disease in children. #MIS-C #COVID #COVIDinkids #COVIDinChildren
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May 1, 2020 — Abiomed, maker of the Impella heart pump, has acquired Breethe, developer of a novel extracorporeal ...

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Navin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program and executive director of ...

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Haval Chweich, M.D., medical director of the cardiac critical care unit (CCU) at Tufts Medical Center, and assistant ...

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