Prospects for the use of assisted circulation in cases of poisoning

Miron S. Margulis, Boris K. Mordashev, Ludvig A. Andreiman, Ludmila I. Ponomareva, Elena A. Kvitzinskaya, Konstantin A. Kuznetsov, Tadeush A. Taler

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The results of treatment of acute heart failure by means of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABC) in ten patients with overdosage of tranquilizers or barbiturates are analysed in this paper. The afterload is decreased by IABC and the cardiac muscle is able to maintain a higher arterial pressure which in its turn permits the continuation of detoxication therapy. In some cases IABC makes it possible to detoxicate the blood extracorporeally by use of the artificial kidney or charcoal column.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1982
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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