Aggressive preoperative use of intraaortic balloon pump in elderly patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Gutfinger1999AggressivePU,
  title={Aggressive preoperative use of intraaortic balloon pump in elderly patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Dan Gutfinger and Rudolf A Ott and Michael E. Miller and A. Thamarai Selvan and M A Codini and H Alimadadian and Thomas M. Tanner},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={610-3}
}
BACKGROUND The use of the intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting has been traditionally associated with a high complication rate and adverse outcomes. However, recent reports show that many of these catastrophic outcomes can be avoided by preoperatively placing the IABP in high-risk patients. To further… CONTINUE READING