Table 5

Complications

IABP
(N=54)
Impella
(N=62)
P value
Stroke1 (1.8)1 (1.6)1.00
MI3 (5.5)1 (1.6)0.48
TVR0 (0)2 (3.2)0.43
Pericardial effusion3 (5.5)1 (1.6)0.33
Pericardial tamponade2 (3.7)2 (3.2)1.00
Limb ischaemia0 (0)5 (8.0)0.06
Bleeding BARC 2 and 34 (7.4)9 (14.5)0.25
Number of RBCs3(2-4)4(4-7)0.03
Number of FFPs4(2-6)2(2-7)0.60
  • Data depicted as median (IQR) or counts (%). P-values are from Wilcoxon rank sum or Fischer test.

  • BARC 2, Bleeding Academic Research Consortium type 2; BARC 3, Bleeding Academic Research Consortium type 3; FFP, fresh frozen plasma; MI, myocardial infarction; RBC, red blood concentrate; TVR, target vessel revascularisation.