IABP for Cardiogenic Shock – Cardiology MCQ – Answer
Routine placement of Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) for cardiogenic shock is a Class — recommendation as per the 2017 European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction [1,2] – Correct answer: 4. Class III
IABP-SHOCK II trial and its 6 year follow up data  did not show any mortality benefit for those who were randomly assigned to receive IABP support. There were no differences in the frequency of recurrent myocardial infarction, repeat revascularization, stroke or rehospitalization for a cardiovascular cause.
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