[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 34.226.244.70. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
December 1974

Intrathoracic Intra-aortic Balloon Insertion for Pulsatile Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Author Affiliations

From the departments of surgery, University of Colorado Medical Center and the Denver Veterans Administration Hospital, Denver.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(6):842-843. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360060108032
Abstract

A technique of intra-aortic balloon pump insertion via the ascending aorta is useful when the femoral approach is not available and also for supporting patients whose cardiovascular system collapses during thoracotomy. In addition, this approach provides a simple method of assisting the heart and other vital organs while weaning the patient off cardiopulmonary bypass. There have been no complications noted in 25 patients treated by this method.

×