Run Time: 1 minute
Author: Dr. John Winkler
- REBOA stands for Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta.
- The balloon is often placed via femoral artery and placed in the aorta at the level of the heart to increase perfusion to the brain in trauma.
- Significantly less invasive than a thoracotomy and has less complications of infection.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/reboa-balloon/