Prognosestellung nach implantation der intraaortalen ballonpumpe in der herzchirurgie

Translated title of the contribution: Prognosis after implantation of an intraaortic balloon pump in cardiac surgery

H. Hausmann, E. V. Potapov, Matthias Loebe, A. Koster, H. Siniawski, K. Lenßen, R. Hetzer

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In a prospective study 97 patients with intraoperative low output syndrome, who were operated with heart-lung bypass and received an implantation of an intraaortic ballon pump, were analyzed. All operations were performed between July 1996 and July 1997. Sixty operations were elective and 37 patients were operated in an emergency situation. Twenty-nine of all patients died perioperatively. Sixty-eight patients could be discharged from the hospital. Patients who died perioperatively were significantly older, had a significantly lower LVEF pre- and perioperatively, had a higher catecholamines demand despite the IABP support, were anuric or nearly anuric, had a lower cardiac index, and the total bypass time was significantly longer. All five patients who had received mitral valve procedures died. We conclude that the success or failure of perioperative IABP support can be predicted early after implantation. In patients with low output syndrome despite the IABP support, an implantation of a ventricular assist system should be considered.

Translated title of the contributionPrognosis after implantation of an intraaortic balloon pump in cardiac surgery
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Herz-, Thorax- und Gefasschirurgie
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


  • Intraaortic balloon pump
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Perioperative low output syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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