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Additional procedures 

Additional procedures
Chapter:
Additional procedures
Author(s):

Andrew R.J. Mitchell

, Nick E.J. West

, Paul Leeson

, and Adrian P. Banning

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199295791.003.0008
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date: 21 October 2019

Intra-aortic balloon pump 222

Pericardiocentesis 228

Temporary pacemaker 230

Endomyocardial biopsy 232

Cardioversion/defibrillation 234

All cardiac catheter laboratories performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) should have immediate availability of an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). Indications and contraindications for an IABP are shown in Fig. 8.1.

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