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Can someone go home with intra-aortic balloon pump?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: NO

An intra-aortic balloon pump requires hospitalization and is only used as a bridge to a more definitive treatment, such as heart surgery or heart transplantation.

In brief: NO

An intra-aortic balloon pump requires hospitalization and is only used as a bridge to a more definitive treatment, such as heart surgery or heart transplantation.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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Dr. Mark Gujer
But what is truly amazing now it that people can go home with an LVAD. Left ventricular assist device. It essentially replaces the patients failed heart and can keep them alive until recovery or transplant if appropriate.
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