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Paraplegia following intraaortic balloon circulatory assistance

By Benício Anderson, Moreira Luiz Felipe P., Auler Jr Otávio Costa, Stolf Noedir Antônio Groppo and Jatene Adib Domingos

Abstract

Intraaortic balloon counterpulsation is frequently used in patients experiencing severe ventricular dysfunction following maximal drug therapy. However, even with the improvement of percutaneous insertion techniques, the procedure has always been followed by vascular, infectious, and neurological complications. This article describes a case of paraplegia due to intraaortic balloon counterpulsation in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery

Topics: Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system, RC666-701, Specialties of internal medicine, RC581-951, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Cardiovascular, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia (SBC)
Year: 1999
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:29bdbf4fdd0741a0804a321479d858f0
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