In-hospital mortality associated with the use of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation.


Journal Article

We analyzed in-hospital mortality for patients treated with intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation from the Benchmark Counterpulsation Outcomes Registry (n = 25,136). In-hospital mortality was higher in patients who received only medical interventions (32.5%) than in those who underwent percutaneous (18.8%) and surgical (19.2%) interventions, and was greatest in the first days after hospital admission for all 3 intervention types. Therefore, diagnostic evaluation and treatment decisions should be made as early as possible, and physicians should be aware of associated risk factors in making choices for patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Urban, PM; Freedman, RJ; Ohman, EM; Stone, GW; Christenson, JT; Cohen, M; Miller, MF; Joseph, DL; Bynum, DZ; Ferguson, JJ; Benchmark Registry Investigators,

Published Date

  • July 15, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 185

PubMed ID

  • 15246896

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15246896

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.03.058


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States