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Pulmonary artery balloon counterpulsation for intraoperative right ventricular failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2012428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of severe low cardiac output and right ventricular failure after coronary artery bypass grafting necessitated pulmonary artery balloon counterpulsation after intraaortic balloon pumping and maximal inotropic/pressor support were unsuccessful in maintaining a satisfactory cardiac output. Hemodynamic improvement was sufficient to allow removal of the device 2 and 3 days postoperatively, with survival in 1 patient. Pulmonary artery counterpulsation is less morbid in comparison with other mechanical methods of right ventricular support and is applicable in right ventricular failure of intermediate severity.
P D Skillington; G S Couper; P S Peigh; D Fitzgerald; L H Cohn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-07     Completed Date:  1991-05-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  658-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
Counterpulsation / methods*
Heart Failure / etiology,  therapy*
Intraoperative Complications / therapy*

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