Monday, April 25, 2011

Surgical Plan

The cardiac surgeon today announced the plan for today's cardiac case:

Out of the room by noon, without a balloon

(Referring to the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump - a device inserted through the femoral artery into the descending thoracic aorta, used to augment cardiac output and help a person with poor heart function come off of the cardiopulmonary bypass pump)


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