Pre-hospital resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta

Abstract

Background Internal bleeding from pelvic fractures is difficult to stop with external compression and necessitates other resuscitation techniques such as endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA). This minimally invasive procedure stops the bleeding by inflating a balloon in the aorta, and has been used successfully in emergency departments and operations theaters. If REBOA also is feasible in the pre-hospital environment is unknown.

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@inproceedings{Andersen2014PrehospitalRE, title={Pre-hospital resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta}, author={Nina Gjerde Andersen and M Rehn and M Oropeza-Moe and Nils Petter Oveland}, year={2014} }