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Effects of Additional Intra-aortic Balloon Counter-Pulsation Therapy to Cardiogenic Shock Patients Supported by Extra-corporeal Membranous Oxygenation.

Friday, April 8, 2016

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Source Name: Scientific Reports


Lin LY, Liao CW, Wang CH, Chi NH, Yu HY, Chou NK, Hwang JJ, Lin JL, Chiang FT, Chen YS.

ECMO is widely used for cardiogenic shock treatment.  Since peripheral V-A ECMO will increase LV afterload and IABP therapy can counterbalance it, will IABP combined with ECMO improve the outcomes? A total of 529 patients (227 ECMO alone and 302 combined IABP plus ECMO) were included.  Compared with ECMO alone, combined IABP and ECMO treatment did not improve outcomes.  Limitation: this is an observational cohort study, large scale randomized controlled standardized trial is needed.


Ok , but if the ECMO works as a IAP,in a pulsatail mode does that improve the outcome.

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