Percutaneous bedside femorofemoral bypass grafting for acute limb ischemia caused by intra-aortic balloon pump Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Stents


  • Acute limb ischemia is a common, recognized complication of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) placement in patients with failing myocardium, and an operative femorofemoral bypass graft is often necessary in IABP-dependent patients as a means of maintaining the lower-limb perfusion. In this report, we present a minimally invasive endovascular technique for creating a percutaneous temporary femorofemoral bypass graft at bedside in patients with IABP-induced limb ischemia. This temporary bypass grafting technique may obviate a potential graft infection or wound complications associated with a formal femorofemoral bypass graft.

publication date

  • March 2002



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/mva.2002.119039

PubMed ID

  • 11877714

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 592

end page

  • 4


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