Safe intraaortic balloon pump placement through the ascending aorta using transesophageal ultrasound

Lewis J. Kaplan, Darryl S. Weiman, Nicholas Langan, Alexis B. Sokil, Glenn J.R. Whitman

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Abstract

Intraaortic balloon pumping salvages a substantial number of patients who fail to be weaned from cardiopulmonary bypass after an open heart operation. Patients with severe peripheral vascular disease may require ascending aortic balloon pump insertion. We describe a simple method of direct aortic puncture for intraaortic balloon pump placement using transesophageal ultrasound as a means of avoiding complications during insertion and documenting correct balloon position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-375
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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