PMID: 44152Jan 1, 1979

Role of intra-aortic balloon pumping in coronary surgery for stenosis of the left common coronary trunk

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
P DeliryP Marion


Surgical treatment for stenosis of the left main coronary artery is associated with a high risk related to particular vulnerability to acute myocardial ischaemia during the period of induction of anaesthesia. Eight cases of stenosis of the left main coronary artery undergoing surgery with preoperative insertion of an intra-aortic counter-pressure balloon are reported here. The results - eight successes - as opposed to four failures seen prior to the use of this technique and in similar cases, leads the authors to suggest stenoses of the left main coronary artery as a further criterion indicating the need for routine preoperative intra-aortic counter-pressure

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