A prospective pilot study evaluating the 'cardiac decompensation score' in the setting of intraaortic balloon counterpulsation.


The study objective was to determine whether the 'cardiac decompensation score' could identify cardiac decompensation in a patient with existing cardiac compromise managed with intraaortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP). A one-group, posttest-only design was utilised to collect observations in 2003 from IABP recipients treated in the intensive care unit of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.iccn.2010.10.001

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