IABP-related vascular complications: Who is responsible - the patient, the surgeon or the sheath? Part I: Sheath-related complications


Kocogullari C. U. , Emmiler M., Ayva E., Cekirdekct A.

ADVANCES IN THERAPY, vol.25, no.3, pp.225-230, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12325-008-0027-9
  • Title of Journal : ADVANCES IN THERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-230

Abstract

Introduction: An intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is frequently used as a mechanical support during the treatment of low cardiac output syndrome. The use of a sheath during IABP treatment can be associated with ischaemic complications in the extremities. The aim of our study was to determine the isolated role of sheaths in the development of vascular complications following IABP catheterisation.