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Biotech Innovations
April 10, 2018

Using Heart Pump Data to Manage Cardiogenic Shock

JAMA. 2018;319(14):1427. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.3646

Data from an already existing heart device could help cardiologists better manage cardiogenic shock, a life-threatening condition in which the organ suddenly can’t pump enough blood.

Mechanical circulatory support devices like Abiomed’s Impella CP heart pump recently have been approved to treat cardiogenic shock, but physicians lack guidance on how much support to give and when to stop.

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