We review the journey to myocardial and neurologic recovery of a 42-year-old mother with severe acute cardiogenic shock and multiorgan failure after extensive subarachnoid hemorrhage, who was salvaged successfully using a CentriMag short-term biventricular assist device. © 2014 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Al-Adhami, A., Macfie, A., Mathieson, C., Quasim, I., Smith, R., Craig, S., … Haj-Yahia, S. (2014). Ventricular assist devices as rescue therapy in cardiogenic shock after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 97(4), 1440–1443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.06.102