Total amount: € 0,00
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,632
Online ISSN 1827-191X
Mysore S. a, Kotsis V. N. b, Galanos O. b,c, Connery C. P. b, Drossos G. c, Hillel Z. a, Anagnostopoulos C. E. b,c
From the a Department of Anesthesia and b Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center at Columbia University, New York, NY
c Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Ioannina, Greece
A possible new functional mechanism of atheromatous embolus is presented resulting from reversed aortic blood flow during diastolic augmentation by balloon counterpulsation. This mechanism is different from mechanical disruption during insertion. Despite this, intra-aortic balloon remains an important asset in the management of hemodynamically challenged patients.