Intra-aortic balloon pump in patients with cardiogenic shock complicating myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials (protocol)

@inproceedings{Altayyar2014IntraaorticBP,
  title={Intra-aortic balloon pump in patients with cardiogenic shock complicating myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials (protocol)},
  author={Sultan Altayyar and Bram Rochwerg and Sami M A Alnasser and Awad Al-omari and Bandar Baw and Alison E Fox-Robichaud and Waleed Alhazzani},
  booktitle={Systematic reviews},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiogenic shock is the leading cause of death in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Despite significant advancements in health technology and research, hospital mortality approaches 50%. The intra-aortic balloon pump is a mechanical hemodynamic assist device that has been used for over 40 years in the management of patients with cardiogenic shock. A recent randomized trial suggests that the use of intra-aortic balloon pumps does not reduce mortality in patients with… CONTINUE READING
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