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Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation for cardiogenic shock from cardiac contusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7077704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients who sustained cardiac contusions secondary to blunt chest trauma developed refractory cardiogenic shock. Use of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation improved circulatory dynamics in each case and one patient survived. Requirements for inotropic agents were diminished or eliminated, cardiac output was increased, acidosis was reversed, and the electrocardiogram reverted to normal. Although balloon counterpulsation is most effectively employed in patients with ischemic cardiac deficits, its early application coupled with appropriate pharmacologic treatment is also effective in raising low cardiac output that results from myocardial trauma.
N Snow; A E Lucas; J D Richardson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-22     Completed Date:  1982-07-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  426-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Assisted Circulation*
Cardiac Output
Contusions / complications*
Critical Care
Heart Injuries / complications*
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping*
Middle Aged
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology,  therapy*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications

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