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Table 2 Indications for Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation

From: Survival of patients treated with intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation at a tertiary care center in Pakistan – patient characteristics and predictors of in-hospital mortality

Indication N (%)
Cardiogenic shock 22 (23.2)
Cardiogenic shock with mechanical complication 24 (25.3)
Left Main disease, no chest pain 9 (9.5)
Left Main disease, chest pain in laboratory 6 (6.3)
Refractory heart failure 8 (8.4)
Refractory Ischemia 23 (24.2)
Complication during PCI 2 (2.1)
  1. PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention (includes abrupt closure, severe "no-reflow")