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August 30th, 2011

Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation (IABP) Burned to a CRISP

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Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) is a bust in AMI patients without cardiogenic shock, according to the Counterpulsation to Reduce Infarct Size Pre-PCI Acute Myocardial Infarction (CRISP AMI) trial. This open-label, 30-center, randomized, controlled trial was performed to determine if a routine strategy of IABP before primary PCI (and continued for at least 12 hours afterward) would […]