Intraaortic counterpulsation balloon: radiographic considerations.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The intraaortic counterpulsation balloon is being used with increasing frequency in the setting of cardiogenic shock and/or high risk cardiac surgery. The radiologist should be aware of the normal function of this cardiac assist device, as well as its potential complications. The principal complications apparent on the plain chest radiograph are related to improper positioning of the balloon catheter.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hyson, EA; Ravin, CE; Kelley, MJ; Curtis, AM

Published Date

  • June 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 128 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 915 - 918

PubMed ID

  • 414554

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.128.6.915


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States