What is it?

What is it?

For acute heart failure, it may be necessary to place an intra-aortal balloon pump in the aorta (major body artery) via the groin. This is done in the event of life-threatening and urgent problems.

Possible risks

Possible risks

Risks of this procedure include:

  • bleeding
  • cutting off the blood supply to the lower extremities or to the abdominal organs
  • causing damage to the large body artery

Any symptoms that may arise from such a development are actively sought out and, if possible, they will be treated or the treatment will be modified.

Centres and specialist areas

Centres and specialist areas
Intensive Care

Latest publication date: 05/02/2021