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The intra-aortic balloon pump as an adjunctive therapy for severe myocardial contusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3663291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The management of patients with post-traumatic myocardial contusion requires close electrocardiographic and hemodynamic monitoring. When complications such as cardiogenic shock occur, aggressive treatment using Swan-Ganz catheterization for monitoring of intravascular volume and cardiac inotropic support are necessary. Failure to restore hemodynamic stability using these measures is an indication for the use of intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation. A case of successful management of a patient with post-traumatic myocardial contusion complicated by refractory cardiogenic shock using intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation is presented. Use of the intra-aortic balloon pump improved cardiac output, eventually resulting in hemodynamic stabilization.
C Demas; L Flancbaum; G Scott; S Z Trooskin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1987 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-04     Completed Date:  1987-12-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  499-502     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Trauma Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick 08903.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Injuries / complications,  therapy*
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping*
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology

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