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Intra-aortic balloon pumping: concepts and patient care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  250020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Definite indications for intra-aortic balloon support include cardiogenic shock (with or without complicating mechanical defects) following acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris refractory to medical therapy, and left ventricular failure following cardiopulmonary bypass. Balloon effectiveness is based upon diastolic augmentation and reduction of left ventricular pressures and work load, as well as an increase in coronary artery perfusion pressure. The highly skilled nursing management required by the patient with balloon assist is based upon the nursing process principles of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, combined with a thorough knowledge of cardiovascular and other integral systems and balloon function and physiology.
A L Chrzanowski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nursing clinics of North America     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0029-6465     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-02     Completed Date:  1978-12-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042033     Medline TA:  Nurs Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  513-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries
Aortic Rupture / etiology
Assisted Circulation / nursing*
Heart Ventricles / radiography
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping / adverse effects,  nursing*
Myocardial Infarction / therapy
Shock, Cardiogenic / therapy

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