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Abbreviations ACCF, American College of Cardiology Foundation; ADHERE, Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry; AHA, American Heart Association; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; BMI, body mass index; BTD, bridge to decision; BTR, bridge to recovery; BTT, bridge to transplantation; BUN, blood urea nitrogen; CART, classification regression tree; CO, cardiac output; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; COR, Classification of Recommendation; CPB, cardiopulmonary bypass; CRP, C-reactive peptide; CRT, cardiac resynchronization therapy; DT, destination therapy; ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; ESC, European Society of Cardiology; FDA, Food and Drug Administration; HCT, hematocrit; HF, heart failure; HFSA, Heart Failure Society of America; IABP, intraaortic balloon pump; IM, INTERMACS level; INR, international normalized ratio; INTERMACS, Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support; IVAD, implantable ventricular assist device; L, left; LVAD, left ventricular assist device; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; MCS, mechanical circulatory support; NA, not applicable; NYHA, New York Heart Association; OHTx, orthotopic heart transplantation; OMT, optimal maximal therapy; PAP, pulmonary artery pressure; PCWP, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; pMCS, percutaneous mechanical circulatory support; pVAD, paracorporeal ventricular assist device; R, right; RAP, right atrial pressure; RV, right ventricle; RVEF, right ventricular ejection fraction; SBP, systolic blood pressure; TAH, total artificial heart; VAD, ventricular assist device Source Perua JL, Colvin-Adams M, Francis GS, et al. Recommendations for the use of mechanical circulatory support: device strategies and patient selection: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012;126:2648-2667. Epub 2012 Oct 29. Disclaimer This Guideline attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It focuses on the needs of primary care practice, but also is applicable to providers at all levels. This Guideline should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician after consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool. AHAMUS04131f 106 Commerce Street, Suite 105 Lake Mary, FL 32746  TEL: 407-878-7606  For additional copies: orders@GuidelineCentral.com Copyright © 2013 All rights reserved

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