The use of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in patients with cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction: data from the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2.

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American heart journal, ISSN: 0002-8703, Vol: 141, Issue: 6, Page: 933-9

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Barron, H V; Every, N R; Parsons, L S; Angeja, B; Goldberg, R J; Gore, J M; Chou, T M; Investigators in the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2
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Medicine; Aged; Angioplasty; Cohort Studies; Female; Humans; Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping; Male; Myocardial Infarction; Registries; Retrospective Studies; Shock, Cardiogenic; Thrombolytic Therapy; United States; Bioinformatics; Biostatistics; Epidemiology; Health Services Research
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Cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains the leading cause of death in patients hospitalized with AMI. Although several studies have demonstrated the importance of establishing and maintaining a patent infarct-related artery, it remains unclear as to whether intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) provides incremental benefit to reperfusion therapy. The purpose of this study was to determine whether IABP use is associated with lower in-hospital mortality rates in patients with AMI complicated by cardiogenic shock in a large AMI registry.