Case report - Cardiac general. The use of intra-aortic balloon pump as cerebral protection in a patient with moyamoya disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting

Ichiro Kashima, Yoshito Inoue, Ryuichi Takahashi

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We performed coronary artery bypass grafting in an urgent and rare case of acute coronary syndrome with moyamoya disease in a 75-year-old female. Because of collateral dependent severe cerebrovascular obstruction, additional support for brain protection was necessary; we used high pressure pulsatile perfusion assist to maintain cerebral circulation with an intra-aortic balloon pump support throughout the cardiopulmonary bypass, giving a successful outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-523
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1



  • ACS
  • Brain protection
  • CABG
  • IABP
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Pulsatile perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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