Prognostic indices for survival during postcardiotomy intra-aortic balloon pumping. Methods of scoring and classification, with implications for left ventricular assist device utilization.

@article{Norman1977PrognosticIF,
  title={Prognostic indices for survival during postcardiotomy intra-aortic balloon pumping. Methods of scoring and classification, with implications for left ventricular assist device utilization.},
  author={John C. Norman and Denton A. Cooley and Stephen R. Igo and C. Wayne Hibbs and Mark D. Johnson and J Graeme Bennett and John M. Fuqua and Ruben Trono and Charles H. Edmonds},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1977},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={709-20}
}
To define more clearly a salvageable patient for possible utilization of a left ventricular assist device prior to multiple organ failure and irretrievability during postcardiotomy intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP), we made prospective and retrospective analyses to determine prognostic indices for survival. Serial left ventricular function curves (IABP on-off), scoring methods, hemodynamic and renal function tracking trajectories, survival versus nonsurvival data envelopes, and classification… CONTINUE READING