Source: ESC/EACTS Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization; European Heart Journal (2010) 31, 2501–2555; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehq277
The latest joint ESC/EACTS guidelines on myocardial revascularization recommend additional mechanical support, besides IABP. If the introductory therapy for reperfusion and revascularization is unsuccessful, temporary mechanical support measures via extracorporeal support should be considered to stabilize hemodynamics.
Connecting the patient to the portable CARDIOHELP System for up to six hours can provide relief to the heart during therapy by ensuring sufficient blood circulation and giving clinicians the time for revascularization or the implementation of further measures. After a myocardial infarction of the right ventricle, the system supports the cardiopulmonary circulation, thus ensuring sufficient oxygen supply to all organs via a gas exchanger.