HEART - Commonly used intra-aortic balloon pump may have broader potential for heart patients

One of many uses for the intra-aortic balloon pump is helping ensure adequate oxygen and blood delivery to a heart struggling to resume beating in the aftermath of coronary bypass surgery. However, the most frequently used mechanical circulatory assist device in the world may have untapped potential, physicians say ...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140329175129.ht