Intra-aortic balloon pump

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


REASON FOR EXAM: "70 yo male intubated"

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Do not miss to describe the IABP Catheter. The balloon is radiolucent but the tip has a radio-opaque marker.

Case Discussion

Patient recently had a coronary artery stent placed in the LAD territory and so an IABP catheter was placed. The best position for the balloon is distal to the left subclavian artery and superior to the coeliac axis. The balloon is inflated in diastole by gas.

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Case information

rID: 35640
Published: 14th Apr 2015
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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