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Events associated with rupture of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation devices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2012718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nineteen intra-aortic balloon (IAB) ruptures occurred in sixteen patients during a three-year period. Perforation occurred secondary to abrasion with material failure or mishandling of the device during insertion. To avoid serious sequelae, it is important to be aware of the possibility of IAB rupture and to remove any defective device immediately upon recognition of an event.
F P Sutter; D H Joyce; B M Bailey; G W Laub; J Fernandez; S B Pollock; M S Adkins; L B McGrath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO transactions / American Society for Artificial Internal Organs     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0889-7190     ISO Abbreviation:  ASAIO Trans     Publication Date:    1991 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-16     Completed Date:  1991-05-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8611947     Medline TA:  ASAIO Trans     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey 08015.
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MeSH Terms
Counterpulsation / instrumentation*,  mortality
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping / instrumentation*,  mortality
Multiple Organ Failure / etiology
Nervous System Diseases / etiology
Retrospective Studies
Comment In:
ASAIO Trans. 1991 Oct-Dec;37(4):668-70   [PMID:  1768507 ]

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