Perioperative intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in a patient with myocardium at risk undergoing urgent noncardiac surgery

Abstract

We are presenting the case of a 76-year-old female scheduled for major abdominal surgery. Her past medical history was remarkable for a three-vessel coronary artery disease, with a severely impaired left ventricular function. She had already undergone complex coronary artery bypass surgery. Currently, she presented with the rare constellation of a hemodynamic relevant and interventionally intractable stenosis of the left subclavian artery proximal to a crucial coronary bypass from left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending. To protect this patient from perioperative myocardial infarction, an intra-aortic balloon pump was successfully used.

DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.154491

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Nebelsiek2015PerioperativeIB, title={Perioperative intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in a patient with myocardium at risk undergoing urgent noncardiac surgery}, author={Tim Nebelsiek and Florian C. Weis and Martin Kurt Angele and Florian Brettner}, booktitle={Annals of cardiac anaesthesia}, year={2015} }