Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, percutaneous left ventricular assist devices, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation: are they competing therapies? What does the heart need and when?

Session details
  • Chairpersons: Marko NOC, Simon REDWOOD
  • Speakers: Marko NOC, Divaka PERERA, Nico H.j. PIJLS, Navin KAPUR, Simon REDWOOD
  • Objectives:
    To discuss the haemodynamics of mechanical circulatory support in the unstable patient undergoing PCI
    To understand the indications for intra-aortic balloon pump therapy versus percutaneous ventricular assist and/or extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation
    To discuss real-world experience and outcomes in treating complex PCI procedures

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  • Marko Noc

    Prof. Noc is Director of the Centre for Intensive Internal Medicine at the University Medical Centre of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

  • Simon Redwood

    Prof. Redwood is president of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS).