Navigation Links
Heart Attack Damage Not Reduced by Adding Balloon Pump to Angioplasty
Date:8/30/2011

TUESDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The extent of heart muscle damage in heart attack patients isn't reduced by inserting a balloon pump into the aorta -- the body's main artery from the heart -- before performing a surgery to clear clogged blood vessels known as angioplasty, a new study finds.

The balloon pump, or intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), is designed to increase blood supply to the heart in order to reduce its workload. Animal studies have suggested this emergency measure -- generally temporary -- might reduce the amount of heart muscle damage caused by a heart attack, but Duke University Medical Center researchers found that's not the case in humans.

Their study compared 161 heart attack patients with the most serious kind of heart attack (known as a STEMI) who received a balloon pump prior to angioplasty and 176 patients who had angioplasty without such therapy.

There was no significant difference in the amount of heart muscle damage between the two groups.

The group who received the balloon pump had more short-term medical complications, including major bleeding and vascular problems, than the control group receiving standard care.

However, at six months, only three patients (1.9 percent) who underwent the balloon pump procedure had died, compared with nine of the group (5.2 percent) who received standard care.

Although the study was not designed to examine clinical outcomes, the researchers were pleased with the low mortality rate (under 5 percent) in the group that received the intra-aortic balloon pump therapy.

"While routine use of IABC is not recommended, physicians should be vigilant about identifying patients who are at risk for rapid deterioration and may benefit from [it]," said cardiologist and principal investigator Dr. Manesh Patel in a Duke University news release.

The study was published online August 30 in the Journal of the American Medical Society and presented at a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about heart attack treatment.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Duke University Medical Center, news release, Aug. 30, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. What do patients receiving optimal medical therapy after a heart attack die from?
2. ESC pilot registry in heart failure reflects improvement in chronic disease
3. Study shows balloon pump use prior to angioplasty does not reduce heart muscle damage
4. Could Lots of Chocolate Lower Your Heart Risk?
5. New Blood Thinner May Outperform Warfarin for Irregular Heartbeat
6. Its official -- chocolate linked to heart health
7. Lower socioeconomic status linked with heart disease despite improvements in other risk factor
8. Starvation in Youth Linked to Heart Risk in Adulthood
9. Heart may hold key to unexplained nausea in youths
10. Antidepressant Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm: FDA
11. Antidepressant Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm, FDA Says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Heart Attack Damage Not Reduced by Adding Balloon Pump to Angioplasty
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... When it came time to ... in Georgia, PENETRON Specialty Products (PSP) provided the solution. January’s grand opening presented ... $51 million to purchase and renovate the 185,000 square-foot office complex, which was ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Gevir, a New Zealand-based company that focuses on ... are coming soon to Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer. , The ... develop an effective natural treatment for Shelley’s Multiple Sclerosis, which she’d been diagnosed with ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... The Waismann Method® ... of individuals who have recently fallen victim to America’s opioid epidemic. Now, opiate dependent ... California, where they are free from the shame, stigma, and harmful labeling ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... The National ... requirements effective with the April 2017 testing period. NACCM, a nonprofit organization, has ... Manager Certified (CMC) exam is periodically re-calibrated to ensure that newly certified professionals ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Giving patients ... trips the emergency room, fewer hospital admissions, and better blood pressure and glycemic ... (AJMC®) finds. The study can be found here . , The study ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Obese people are ... for varicose veins in their body. The rising number ... the adoption of endovenous laser therapy for treatment of ... laser therapy market, published by Future Market Insights, ... and consequences of obesity have collectively factored the growth ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Antifungal Drugs Market ... offering. The Global Antifungal Drugs Market is poised to ... reach approximately $12.8 billion by 2025. This industry ... on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... 2017 Persistence Market Research ... market for intraoperative imaging, excerpts from which predict ... 513.9 million. According to the report, the demand ... grounds of increasing adoption of minimally-invasive surgeries and ... imaging for neurosurgeries. The world,s leading medical research ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: