Women With Cardiogenic Shock Derive Greater Benefit From Impella 2.5

June 3, 2016
The aim of this recent cVAD Registry analysis was to assess survival differences between men and women supported with Impella 2.5 in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS). The article concludes that early initiation of hemodynamic support prior to PCI with Impella 2.5, in the setting of AMI complicated by CS, was associated with a greater survival benefit to hospital discharge in women compared to men. This despite a higher predicted risk of mortality and a greater revascularization failure rate for women.

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