Effectiveness of intraaortic balloon counterpulsation in the elderly

N. Marchionni, C. Vassanelli, G. Menegatti, R. Pini, A. Vannucci, B. Greppi, M. Calamandrei, A. Conti, M. Di Bari, L. Ferrucci

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The effectiveness of intraaortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) in the elderly was evaluated in a group of 63 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by refractory left ventricular failure (LVF, n = 16), cardiogenic shock (CS, n = 32) or acute ventricular septal defect (VSD, n = 15). The mean age was 61 years (range: 32-78 years); 35 patients were under and 28 over the age of 65.Failures of insertion of the IABP catheter were significantly more frequent in the elderly (37.5 v. 11.4%, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-327
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Age
  • Intraaortic balloon counterpulsation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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