120 (OR = 3.3, CI = 1.14-9.7), Cross Clamp time>80 min (OR = 4.16, CI = 1.73-9.98) and IABP insertion postoperatively (OR = 19.19, CI = 3.16-116.47). The incremental risk factors for the development of complications were: Poor EF (OR = 3.16, CI = 0.87-11.52), Euroscore >7 (OR = 2.99, CI = 1.14-7.88), history of PVD (OR = 4.99, CI = 1.32-18.86). The 5 years survival was 79.2% for the CABG population and 71.5% for the valve group. (Hazard ratio = 1.78, CI = 0.92-3.46). Conclusions IABP represents a safe option of supporting the failing heart. The need for IABP especially in a high risk Valve population is associated with early unfavourable outcome, however the positive mid term results further justify its use."/>
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Table 1 The pre- and intra-operative data of the patients supported with an IABP.

From: The need for intra aortic balloon pump support following open heart surgery: risk analysis and outcome

General characteristics  
Number of patients 136
Male/female 99/37
Age (y/s) 66.3 ± 9.9
Height (cm) 171 ± 8
Weight (kg) 79 ± 10
BSA 1.77 ± 9.3
Hypertension 42 pts
Diabetes mellitus 24 pts
Euroscore 8.43 ± 4.5
Significant Left main CAD 17 pts
Ischemic mitral regurgitation 2+/4+ 12 pts
Ejection fraction < 30% 49 pts
Operation's-time (min) 365 ± 52
Cardiopulmonary bypass-time (min):  
CABG 102.1 ± 34.72
AVR & CABG 161.5 ± 38.2
Complex Cases 205 ± 38
Myocardial ischemia-time (min) 89 ± 23
Post op Cardiac Index (L/min/m2) 2.4 ± 1.7