Preoperative intra-aortic balloon support in surgery for left main coronary stenosis.

@article{Cooper1977PreoperativeIB,
  title={Preoperative intra-aortic balloon support in surgery for left main coronary stenosis.},
  author={G N Cooper and Arun K. Singh and F C Christian and C W Cashman and Lester L. Vargas and Katherine Karlson},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1977},
  volume={185 2},
  pages={242-6}
}
Twenty-six patients with left main coronary (LMC) stenosis were operated upon with preoperative intra aortic balloon pump (IABP) support. There was no mortality, and no morbidity attributable to the balloon catheter. The most delicate facet of revascularization surgery in this entity is the pre-cardiopulmonary bypass phase including anesthesia induction during which blood pressure fluctuation may further diminish severely compromised coronary flow. Although systolic pressure dropped to below… CONTINUE READING