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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Bariatric Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2019;4(1):2315.Research Article | Open Access

Preoperative Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Inserted in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients without Cardiogenic Shock Undergoing Surgical Coronary Revascularization

Feng Yang, Liangshan Wang, Dengbang Hou, Jinhong Wang, Xiaomeng Wang, Yongchao Cui, Xing Hao, Zhichen Xing, Chunjing Jiang, Zhongtao Du, Xiaofang Yang, Na Miao, Yu Jiang, Jialin Xing and Xiaotong Hou

Department of Cardiac Intensive Care, Capital Medical University, China

*Correspondance to: Xiaotong Hou 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.2315


Objectives: The benefit of preoperative Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) implantation in high-risk cardiac surgery patients is still debated. The role of preoperative IABP insertion in Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) patients without Cardiogenic Shock (CS) undergoing Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (OPCAB) remains unknown. This study aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of the preoperative IABP insertion in those patients undergoing OPCAB.Methods: A total of 421 consecutive AMI patients without CS who underwent isolated OPCAB were enrolled in this retrospective observational propensity score-matched analysis study. Patients who received IABP before OPCAB (the IABP group, n=157) were compared to those who had not (control group, n=264). The 30-day postoperative survival, postoperative complications, and postoperative hospital length of stay were compared between the 2 groups.Results: Ninety-nine pairs of patients were matched. The preoperative IABP did not show a 30-day postoperative survival benefit compared to the control group (hazard ratio, 0.9; 95% Confidence Interval [CI], 0.2-4.2; P=0.92). Patients with preoperative IABP were more likely to have short postoperative lengths of stay (8 days versus 10 days, P=0.02) and decreased total days in the hospital (median days: 18.2 vs. 21.8, P=0.02) compared to patients without balloon pumps.Conclusion: Preoperative IABP insertion in AMI patients without CS undergoing OPCAB improved convalescence as shown by significantly shorter postoperative lengths of hospital stay.


Intra-aortic balloon pump; Acute myocardial infarction; Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting; mortality

Cite the article

Yang F, Wang L, Hou D, Wang J, Wang X, Cui Y, et al. Preoperative Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Inserted in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients without Cardiogenic Shock Undergoing Surgical Coronary Revascularization. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2315.

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