RK.MD Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Reference Sheet

As a follow-up to my perioperative and critical care reference sheet, I’ve created a similar one for mechanical circulatory support (MCS). The same instructions apply:

  • This sheet doesn’t constitute medical advice, and I’m NOT responsible for any decisions or outcomes.
  • Share this document freely, but I ask that you give me credit for it (hence the watermark).
  • I used a combination of Pixelmator Pro and Microsoft Excel to construct the document. I used GoodNotes on my iPad Pro to draw the diagrams.
  • Many areas are up for debate (ie, medication doses). Remember that these are largely based on my practice as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist. Your institution’s policies and practices may differ considerably, and the numbers vary based on the sources you read.
  • If you print this out, you need to scale the document to fit on a single page or adjust your printable margins to 0. Use print preview to make sure everything is in view!
  • If you have any suggestions or want to report errata, contact me!

Drop me a comment below if you find this reference sheet helpful! 😊


5/13/2021Initial Release

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