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Long-term results of arterial counterpulsation in acute severe cardiac failure complicating myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1083242     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty patients were discharged from hospital after treatment with arterial counterpulsation for acute severe heart failure complicating myocardial infarction. Seventeen patients had been in cardiogenic shock--13 with power failure alone, and 4 with a mechanical complication which required corrective surgery. Thirteen patients were in impending or 'preshock'. The follow-up period after infarction averaged 13-1 months. Results were good in 'preshock' patients, and in shocked patients with a surgically correctable mechanical complication. Results were poor in shocked patients with power failure alone. Counterpulsation has an important supportive role in the treatment of complicated myocardial infarction, provided that intervention is prompt and mechanical complications, if present, are corrected early.
D W Baron; M F O'Rourke
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1976 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Assisted Circulation*
Coronary Artery Bypass
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Failure / etiology,  therapy*
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  therapy
Shock, Cardiogenic / complications,  therapy

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