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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12325-008-0027-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-230
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


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.