Counterpulsation to Reduce Infarct Size Pre-PCI Acute Myocardial Infarction - CRISP AMI

Description:

Patients presenting with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are at high risk for adverse outcomes, despite undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is frequently employed in patients with STEMI who either present or tend towards cardiogenic shock. The current trial sought to study if routine IABP use in patients with anterior STEMI who were not in cardiogenic shock would result in reduced infarct size and impro...