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    Kyobu geka. The Japanese…
    1993

[A case report of successful removal of entrapped IABP by Lambert's method].

@article{Takazawa1993ACR,
  title={[A case report of successful removal of entrapped IABP by Lambert's method].},
  author={Arifumi Takazawa and Kazuyuki Tsuchida and Motoi Kijima and Sachiyo Matsumoto and Mihoko Igarashi and Hiroshi Hashimoto and Nobuyuki Soeda and Shuhei Fujita},
  journal={Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={
          435-7
        }
}
A 68-year-old man who necessitated IABP support for acute myocardial infarction suffered from IABP entrapment after its perforation. We washed intra-balloon space several times with heparinized normal saline, and finally could successfully remove it without surgery. It appears that the washing method (Lambert's method) for IABP entrapment could be done with lower risk especially for severe cases. 

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