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Intraaortic balloon support for cardiogenic shock.
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PMID:  23281983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To the Editor: In the study by Thiele et al. (Oct. 4 issue)(1) on the use of intraaortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) in patients with cardiogenic shock caused by acute myocardial infarction, the authors' conclusion that IABP did not significantly reduce 30-day mortality has to be taken with caution. In one fourth of the patients in the study, the right coronary artery was the infarct-related vessel and right ventricular infarction might have contributed to the hemodynamics. Furthermore, the average systolic blood pressure was 89 mm Hg, and the mean heart rate was 92 beats per minute. In many patients, the inclusion . . .
Franz X Kleber
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  368     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-01-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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