Trans-Thoracic Aortic Insertion of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping for the Patient of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy with Severe Arteriosclerotic Disease

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan)

Go Kuwahara Tadashi Tashiro Noritsugu Morishige
Hidehiko Iwahashi Masaru Nishimi Yoshio Hayashida
Kazuma Takeuchi Noritoshi Minematsu Nobuhisa Ito
Yuta Sukehiro
A 58-year-old man with diabetic nephropathy had been on hemodialysis for 15 years. He had lost his left leg below the knee and whole right leg due to atherosclerotic necrosis. During the past 3 years, his cardiac function had also gradually deteriorated. For the past 2 years, echocardiography showed progressively worsening mitral valve regurgitation. Coronary angiography showed severe stenosis in the left main trunk and left descending artery. Ischemic cardiomyopathy with mitral regurgitation were diagnosed. He underwent coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve annuloplasty. Because of difficulty in weaning him from cardiopulmonary bypass, he required intra-aortic balloon-pump (IABP) support. An IABP was inserted through the ascending aorta via a tube graft. It was removed on the 4th postoperative day with a small skin incision, under local anesthesia. The postoperative course was uneventful. This IABP insertion technique was useful for a patient with severe arteriosclerotic disease.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 40:62-65(2011)

Keywords:trans-thoracic IABP, ASO