CRISP-AMI: No role for counterpulsation in non-shock STEMI

Although door-to-balloon times have declined over the last few years, mortality rates from acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have not improved. ¬†One proposed method to counteract this has been the routine use of intra-aortic balloon counter pulsation (IABC) during primary PCI; animal studies have suggested a reduction in infarct size, and a possible clinical benefit […]

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