Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2022 May;11(3):195-209
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Dept., Heart & Vascular Centre, Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC), Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Background: Improvements in revascularisation, including pharmacological, catheter-based and surgical, have resulted in improved outcomes for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), leading to decreased frequency of mechanical complications. Improvements in both techniques and technology have permitted select patients to be managed with a purely percutaneous, transcatheter strategy. Through systematic review, this study aims to synthesise the collective experience of percutaneous treatment of the mechanical complications of ischaemic heart disease. Read More