Balloon pump support of the failing right heart

J. P. Gold, R. J. Shemin, V. J. Disesa, L. Cohn, J. J. Collins

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This report reviews a clinical experience with pulmonary artery counterpulsation with a balloon pump in a patient with pulmonary embolization superimposed upon severe trivalvular rheumatic heart disease. This patient underwent a pulmonary embolectomy and triplevalve replacement requiring a pulmonary artery balloon pump for bypass discontinuation and postbypass hemo‐ynamic support. The field of right heart counterpulsation is briefly reviewed, and the technical details of the implantation and management of the device are elaborated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-602
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Cardiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1985


  • balloon pump
  • right heart failure

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Gold, J. P., Shemin, R. J., Disesa, V. J., Cohn, L., & Collins, J. J. (1985). Balloon pump support of the failing right heart. Clinical Cardiology, 8(11), 599-602.