Intra-aortic counterpulsation balloon pumps: CT appearance.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Intra-aortic counterpulsation balloon pumps (ICBP) used in the setting of cardiogenic shock or high risk cardiac surgery, have been identified on chest films in the inflated state during diastole (1). We report characteristic computed tomography (CT) findings of an inflated ICBP, discuss its radiographically identified complications, and suggest that the presence of this device should be excluded before suspecting other etiologies for intra-aortic gas.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Soo, MS; Dash, N; Lupetin, AR; Beckman, I

Published Date

  • August 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 225 - 227

PubMed ID

  • 2224626

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2224626

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-7071

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0899-7071(90)90078-p


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States