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October - 2013


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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Preoperative Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump in Coronary Patients With Poor Left Ventricular Function Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Ranucci Marco, Castelvecchio Serenella, Biondi Andrea, et al Crit Care Med, 2013, 41(11);2476-2483


Is there benefit in the preoperative placement of IABP in patients with decreased left ventricular function undergoing coronary artery surgery?

Prior to this study there have been a total of 62 patients randomised in 5 RCTS to address this question. The pooled results led to the...


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