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Acute aortic thrombosis after intra-aortic balloon pumping

  • Yuzuru Sakakibara
  • Akinobu Sasaki
  • Hiroko Nakata
  • Motoo Osaka
  • Yuji Hiramatsu
  • Toshio Mitsui
Case Report

Abstract

Acute aortic occlusion is a rare but devastating complication of intra-aortic balloon pumping. Prompt diagnosis of aortic occlusion and immediate therapeutic decision making are keys for saving patients in such cases. We describe a 72-year-old man who underwent emergency surgical removal of a thrombus and aortoiliac bifurcated grafting for acute aortic occlusion after withdrawal of the intra-aortic balloon pumping catheter. The presence of a small unrecognized abdominal aortic aneurysm was considered to be the cause of thrombosis in this patient Ultrasonographic screening for an abdominal aortic aneurysm is recommended for patients who require intra-aortic balloon pumping support.

Key words

intra-aortic balloon pumping acute abdominal aortic thrombosis abdominal aortic aneurysm coronary artery bypass grafting 

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© The Japanese Society of Thoracic and Cadiovascular Surgery 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuzuru Sakakibara
    • 1
  • Akinobu Sasaki
    • 1
  • Hiroko Nakata
    • 1
  • Motoo Osaka
    • 1
  • Yuji Hiramatsu
    • 1
  • Toshio Mitsui
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Institute of Clinical MedicineUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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