Citation: Academic Emergency Medicine. 2020 Mar 16.Journal: Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.Published: ; 2020ISSN: 1069-6563.Full author list: Darling CE; Martindale JL; Hiestand BC; Bonnell M; Colvin M; DeFilippis EM; Elliott Rn T; Msn; Hamad E; Pinney SP; Shah KB; Vierecke J; Givertz MM.UI/PMID: 32176420.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleOnline resources: Click here to access onlineDigital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acem.13964 (Click here)Abbreviated citation: Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Mar 16.Local Holdings: Available online from MWHC library: 1997 - present, Available in print through MWHC library:2005-2007.Abstract: Mechanical circulatory support is increasingly used as a long-term treatment option for patients with end-stage heart failure. Patients with implanted ventricular assist devices are at high risk for a range of diverse medical urgencies and emergencies. Given the increasing prevalence of mechanical circulatory support devices, this expert clinical consensus document seeks to help inform emergency medicine and prehospital providers regarding the approach to acute medical and surgical conditions encountered in these complex patients. Copyright This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.