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Preoperative intra-aortic balloon pumping in high-risk cardiac surgery patients.
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PMID:  22664876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Intra-aortic balloon pumping increases myocardial oxygen supply and decreases myocardial oxygen demand by inflation and deflation of the balloon. This leads to increased perfusion of the coronary arteries during diastole. This technology has been used for critically ill cardiac patients for more than 30 years. The literature suggests that preoperative use of an intra-aortic balloon pump can be effective in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting patients. Preoperative benefits of this technology may yield positive outcomes in terms of hemodynamic effect, decreased length of stay in both the intensive care unit and the hospital, and the reduction of complications. However, the intra-aortic balloon pump must be used with a profound understanding of proper mechanism and function, monitoring, and observation for potential complications. This requires excellent critical care nursing management.
Chooza Moon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1538-8646     ISO Abbreviation:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211489     Medline TA:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Chooza Moon, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, graduated from the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pennsylvania in August 2010. She currently is enrolled in the doctoral program in nursing at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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