Stroke after intraaortic balloon counterpulsation associated with mobile atheroma in thoracic aorta diagnosed using transesophageal echocardiography.


We describe a patient who developed embolic stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) associated with intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed marked irregular mass and disruption of the intimal surface of the thoracic aorta with overlying shaggy echogenic material on the intimal… (More)

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