These are summaries of trials published in the early part of this decade.


Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock (IABP-SHOCK II): final 12 month results of a randomised, open-label trial IABP-SHOCK II Trial Investigators.NEJM;2012,367(14)1287-96, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1208410 Clinical Question In patients with acute MI and cardiogenic shock, does intraaortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) vs. medical therapy alone improve mortality? Design Randomised controlled trial Randomisation performed centrally via internet based program […]

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