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Surgical insertion of intra-aortic balloon: a new technique

Rui Manoel de Souza Sequeira A. de Almeida; Maria João Amorim Ferreira; Ribeiro Edison José; Danton R. da Rocha Loures

DOI: 10.1590/S0102-76381996000300012


This paper describes a new technique for insertion and removal of intra-aortique balloon trough a segment of saphenous vein. The balloon's removal is accomplished without a new surgical intervention, which decreases many complications. The authors studied the evolution of 18 patients operated on with this new technique.


É descrita uma nova técnica para contrapulsação intra-aórtica, por dissecção cirúrgica da artéria femoral, e introdução do balão intra-aórtico através de um segmento de veia safena. A remoção do balão evita a realização de nova incisão cirúrgica, diminui as causas de obstrução das artérias e a infecção de ferida cirúrgica. Foi estudada a evolução de 18 pacientes operados.
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