Percutaneous intraaortic balloon pumping: initial experience

Intensive Care Medicine
M GonzalezJ Trémouroux

Abstract

The necessity of surgical procedures for insertion as well as for removal of the balloon catheter remains a serious disadvantage of IABP. The percutaneous technique of insertion and removal of a specially designed balloon catheter is therefore of a great interest. Our initial clinical experience shows that this is simple, rapid and safe and can be performed at the bedside in a few minutes by any physician experienced with arterial catheterization. Its hemodynamic efficiency is identical. No specific complications were encountered although two cases of pulmonary embolism were recorded. A causal relationship between pulmonary embolism and the percutaneous removal of a balloon catheter must therefore be considered.

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Related Concepts

Assisted Circulation
Coronary Heart Disease
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
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