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Sunday, March 20, 2016

IABP-SHOCK II

SHOCK II
The Bottom Line - July 10, 2015 - By David Slessor
"Clinical Question
In patients with acute MI and cardiogenic shock, does intraaortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) vs. medical therapy alone improve mortality?
The Bottom Line
In patients with cardiogenic shock following acute MI, the use of IABP did not improve mortality or any longterm secondary outcome. The use of IABPs resulted in no significant increase in complications."