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Acute heart failure: heart failure surgery and transplantation 

Acute heart failure: heart failure surgery and transplantation
Acute heart failure: heart failure surgery and transplantation

Aikaterini N Visouli

and Antonis A Pitsis



Major updates made to topics on ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI), role of coronary artery bypass grafting in cardiogenic shock, ventricular septal rupture after myocardial infarction, and role of surgery in acute heart failure due to valvular disease

5 new references added

Updated on 22 February 2018. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 09 July 2020

Cardiac surgery should be considered in all cases of acute heart failure (AHF) or acutely decompensated chronic heart failure (ADCHF) caused, precipitated, or aggravated by surgically correctable causes. Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) and heart transplantation (HTx) may be considered when all conventional measures have failed.

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