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The technique of inserting an intra-aortic balloon pump. Indications, contraindications, advice for avoiding complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10148163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) uses the timed inflation and deflation of a balloon placed in the descending aorta to augment coronary perfusion and reduce myocardial work. The IABP is useful in a number of settings, including acute myocardial ischemia, cardiogenic shock, and mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction; it also provides support to perioperative patients. Because the device can be inserted percutaneously, mechanical circulatory support can be instituted rapidly Complications, most of which are reversible, occur in approximately 30% of patients.
A Benn; T Feldman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of critical illness     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1040-0257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Crit Illn     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-27     Completed Date:  1993-05-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608118     Medline TA:  J Crit Illn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-45     Citation Subset:  T    
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California.
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MeSH Terms
Counterpulsation / methods*
Equipment Design
Heart-Assist Devices* / adverse effects,  contraindications
Myocardial Ischemia / therapy*

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