Refractory pediatric cardiogenic shock: A case for mechanical support

JOURNAL TITLE: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine

Author
1. Bharat Mehra
2. Arun Mohanty
ISSN
0972-5229
DOI
10.4103/0972-5229.194012
Volume
20
Issue
11
Publishing Year
2016
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Pediatrics, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
    1. Department of Cardiology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Article keywords
    Cardiogenic shock, intra-aortic balloon pump, myocardial assist device, pediatric shock, refractory ventricular failure

    Abstract

    Acute left ventricular dysfunction in children justifies aggressive treatment because of the high potential for complete recovery. The options for providing mechanical support to the failing heart in a child include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, left ventricular assist devices, and the use of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). The IABP is a commonly used method of temporary circulatory support in adults. However, despite the availability of pediatric size balloons, the usage of IABP for temporary circulatory support in children has not been widespread. Current case report, first from India in pediatric age group, aims to aware the pediatric intensivist about the role of IABP in providing temporary mechanical cardiovascular support in managing patients with refractory low cardiac output state.

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