We describe a patient who could not be weaned from cardiopulmonary bypass without mechanical circulatory assistance because of severe cardiac failure after surgical repair of a dissecting aneurysm of the descending aorta. Placement of an intra-aortic balloon in a conduit attached to the proximal aorta enabled the patient to recover from perioperative cardiac failure after all other measures had failed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1992|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine