Balloon-Pump Assisted Coronary Intervention Study - BCIS-1


Data from nonrandomized studies had indicated that elective intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) use in patients with ejection fraction (EF) <30% undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (high-risk PCI) is associated with better outcomes. The current trial sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of elective IABP insertion prior to high-risk PCI versus conventional treatment (with no planned IABP use).