Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, percutaneous left ventricular assist devices, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation: are they competing therapies? What does the heart need and when?
- Chairpersons: Marko NOC, Simon REDWOOD
- Speakers: Marko NOC, Divaka PERERA, Nico H.j. PIJLS, Navin KAPUR, Simon REDWOOD
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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Prof. Noc is Director of the Centre for Intensive Internal Medicine at the University Medical Centre of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Prof. Redwood is president of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS).