Title

Assessment of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping by Ocular Pneumoplethysmography.

Publication/Presentation Date

9-1-1986

Abstract

The ocular pneumoplethysmograph (OPG-Gee) has been used to screen for unsuspected carotid disease in candidates for cardiac operations. This article demonstrates that the validity of such screening is maintained, even if the patient is sustained by an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). An unexpected observation is the apparent reduction of ocular blood flow during IABP, which was reduced in this series of 56 patients by an average of 11.6 per cent.

Volume

52

Issue

9

First Page

489

Last Page

491

ISSN

0003-1348

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

3752726

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article