Emergency Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock Employing Combined Iliac and Coronary Angioplasty

DAVID R. CRAGG, HAROLD Z. FRIEDMAN, GREGORY S. PAVLIDES, VELLAPPILLIL GANGADHARAN

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Abstract

Patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock can be stabilized by intra‐aortic balloon pump insertion. Mechanical hemodynamic support also provides a margin of safety that is essential before proceeding with cardiac catheterization and coronary angioplasty. However, the required percutaneous transfemoral technique may be traumatic or impossible when peripheral vascular disease exists. Emergency peripheral balloon angioplasty, in the setting of car‐diogenic shock, can circumvent major procedural limitations imposed by the presence of severe arterial occlusive disease. (J Interven Cardiol 1989:2:4)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-204
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiology
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1989

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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