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Prolonged circulatory support with the intra-aortic balloon pump after myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  694804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Circulation was supported by intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation for 30 and 38 days respectively in two patients with cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction. One was flown 1400 km to Cape Town for heart transplantation but died after being weaned from the pump while awaiting a suitable donor. The other underwent successful surgical closure of a ruptured ventricular septum on the 30th day, allowing time for the edges of the ventricular septal defect to fibrose. Neither significant damage to circulating blood elements nor infection occurred, confirming the feasibility of prolonged circulatory support.
P B Disler; R N Scott Millar; I W Obel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thorax     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0040-6376     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorax     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-02     Completed Date:  1978-12-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417353     Medline TA:  Thorax     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Assisted Circulation*
Heart Septum / surgery
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology,  therapy*
Shock, Cardiogenic / therapy
Time Factors

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