Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Adults and Children With Mechanical Circulatory Support

Published: May 22, 2017

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  • The role of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) is discussed in this AHA Scientific Statement.
  • No evidence-based or consensus recommendations currently exist for the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies in patients with MCS.
  • This statement highlights the recognition and treatment of cardiovascular collapse or cardiopulmonary arrest in an adult or pediatric patient who has a ventricular assist device or total artificial heart.