Controlling axillary intra-aortic balloon pump inflation is a viable option for turning an acute heart failure patient into a chronic one.


Journal Article

Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is often used to support patients in decompensated heart failure. Placement of the IABP via the axillary artery facilitates long-term support with the device and may allow for the conversion of an acute heart failure (HF) patient into a chronic HF patient using a modified weaning protocol; allowing for medical symptom management and removal of mechanical support. We will discuss strategies for supporting these complicated patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barac, YD; Schroder, JN; Bishawi, M; Patel, CB; Milano, CA; Daneshmand, MA

Published Date

  • July 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 677 - 680

PubMed ID

  • 30674063

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30674063

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1594

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/aor.13426


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States