What you would not expect after a difficult intra-aortic balloon pump removal.

Abstract

Figure 1: Intra-aortic balloon pump catheter after removal, showing an intact balloon envelope but a broken internal wire (arrow). The balloon was inserted prophylactically with an uncomplicated sheetless technique at the time of operation in the anaesthetic room. The patient was extubated on postoperative day 1 and the balloon had to be removed the following morning (i.e. 48 h after its insertion).

DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezu073

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@article{Jiritano2014WhatYW, title={What you would not expect after a difficult intra-aortic balloon pump removal.}, author={Federica Jiritano and Michele Rossi and Emanuele Malta and Pasquale Mastroroberto}, journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery}, year={2014}, volume={45 5}, pages={e177} }