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Transbrachial intra-aortic balloon pumping for high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21030856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The beneficial effect of placement of intra-aortic balloon (IAB) pump before revascularization in patients with high-risk coronary anatomy and impaired left ventricular systolic function is documented. However, the conventional insertion of IAB pump via the common femoral artery may be contraindicated or may be even impossible in patients with severe vascular disease. Recently, the percutaneous insertion of IAB via the brachial artery has been shown to be effective and safe in small series of patients with vascular disease undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. The authors report their experience with a patient with aortobifemoral bypass grafts who underwent successful stenting of a trifurcating distal left main stenosis after placement of a 7.5-Fr IAB pump via the left brachial artery.
Konstantinos Aznaouridis; Andro G Kacharava; Michelle Consolini; A Maziar Zafari; Kreton Mavromatis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  341     ISSN:  1538-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-28     Completed Date:  2011-03-01     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty / adverse effects,  methods*
Brachial Artery
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Stenosis / radiography,  therapy*
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping / adverse effects,  methods*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Revascularization / methods
Risk Factors
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