Heart Health

26 August 2010

Pump Placed in Aorta Doesn't Improve Angioplasty Outcomes: Study

Procedure used in high-risk cases made little difference, researchers say

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In these high-risk cases, an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is an option. The pump is connected to a balloon-type device that is inserted into the descending aorta.


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