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Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in Denmark 1988-1991. Early results and complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8129956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the years 1988-1991 6319 patients underwent cardiac surgical procedures in Denmark. In 183 patients (2.9%) with left ventricular failure intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) was used. Four percent of the IABP were placed preoperatively, 86% intraoperatively and 10% postoperatively. Severe complications occurred in 16 patients (8.7%) and were mainly vascular due to limb ischemia. The incidence of complications was independent of the duration of balloon pumping. Sixty percent of the patients were weaned from IABP. The 30-day mortality rate was 54%. During the observation period we found a gradual decrease in the use of IABP as well as a reduction in mortality.
P S Olsen; H Arendrup; J J Thiis; K E Klaaborg; H O Holdgaard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-21     Completed Date:  1994-04-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  634-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery RT, Righospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping*
Intraoperative Care
Middle Aged
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  etiology,  mortality*
Preoperative Care
Survival Rate
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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