Percutaneous bedside femorofemoral bypass grafting for acute limb ischemia caused by intra-aortic balloon pump

Peter H. Lin, Ruth L. Bush, Brian S. Conklin, Elliot L. Chaikof, Alan B. Lumsden

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Abstract

Acute limb ischemia is a common, recognized complication of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) placement in patients with failing myocardium, and an operative femorofemoral bypass graft is often necessary in LABP-dependent patients as a means of maintaining the lower-limb perfusion. In this report, we present a minimally invasive endovascular technique for creating a percutaneous temporary femorofemoral bypass graft at bedside in patients with LABP-induced limb ischemia. This temporary bypass grafting technique may obviate a potential graft infection or wound complications associated with a formal femorofemoral bypass graft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-594
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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