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Revista Costarricense de Cardiología

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RODRIGUEZ, Antonio et al. Balón de Contrapulsasión INTRA-AORTICO (B.C.I.A.), una alternativa en el manejo del paciente cardiológico críticamente enfermo. Rev. costarric. cardiol [online]. 2000, vol.2, n.2, pp.25-33. ISSN 1409-4142.

Intraaortic balloon Pump (IABP) is a device for cardiac circulatory support. The right setting and timing will provide to the severlly ill cardiac patient the way to get haemodinamic compensation. We present 16 patient who were on intraaortic ballon pump, seven of them with a severe cardiovascular failure. We were able to improve their outcome with a good cardiovascular support associated with adecuate myocardial revascularization by PTCA or coronary by-pass surgery.

Keywords : Balloon; pump; intraaortic; myocardial; resvascularization.

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