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Heart Pump Device Didn't Help People Getting High-Risk Surgery, King's College London Study



8/25/2010 7:31:11 AM

Physorg.com -- August 24, 2010 High-risk patients undergoing a coronary procedure such as placement of a stent who electively received an intra-aortic balloon pump (a device that can help improve blood flow) prior to the procedure did not experience a significantly lower overall rate of events such as heart attack, revascularization or death, according to a study in the August 25 issue of JAMA.

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