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External counterpulsation in low cardiac output states.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1135747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
External counterpulsation represents a rational extension of the basic principles of counterpulsation as developed over the past 20 years. Its unique properties of being totally noninvasive, free of significant morbidity, and easily and quickly instituted clinically suggest that it may have a significant therapeutic role in the prevention and treatment of cardiogenic shock following acute myocardial infarction as well as being helpful in other cardiac disorders. Continuing evaluation is necessary, and it should be thought of as one of several useful mechanical circulatory assist devices now available to the internist, cardiologist, and surgeon caring for the critically ill patient.
M I Broder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Surgical clinics of North America     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0039-6109     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1975 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-09-05     Completed Date:  1975-09-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074243     Medline TA:  Surg Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / therapy
Assisted Circulation / adverse effects,  methods*
Cardiac Output*
Cardiac Tamponade / therapy
Coronary Circulation
Heart Catheterization
Heart Diseases / therapy*
Heart Function Tests
Myocardial Infarction / mortality,  therapy
Shock, Cardiogenic / mortality,  therapy

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