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Use and impact of intra-aortic balloon pump on mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock: results of the Euro Heart Survey on PCI

EuroIntervention 2011;7:437-441. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV7I4A72

1. Herzzentrum Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany; 2. Institut für Herzinfarktforschung Ludwigshafen an der Universität Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen, Germany; 3. Kerckhoff Klinik, Bad Nauheim, Germany; 4. Krankenhaus Rudolfstiftung, Vien

Aims: The intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is recommended by current guidelines as adjunct in patients with cardiogenic shock, despite the lack of larger clinical trials.

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