Background: The optimal candidates for resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) remains unclear. We hypothesized patients with delayed transfer to operating room (OR) would benefit from REBOA. Methods: Using the 2016–2017 ACS-TQIP database, patients were divided based on the transfer time to OR: ≤1 h (early) and >1 h (delayed). In each group, patients who underwent REBOA in emergency department (ED-REBOA) were matched with those without REBOA (non-REBOA) using propensity scores, and survival to discharge was compared. Results: Among 163,453 patients, 114 and 138 patients (38 and 46 ED-REBOA) were included in the early and delayed groups, respectively. Survival to discharge was comparable between ED-REBOA and non-REBOA patients in the early group (39.5% vs. 48.7%, p = 0.35), whereas it was higher in ED-REBOA patients in the delayed group (39.1% vs. 12.0%, p < 0.01). Conclusions: Patients with delayed transfer to OR >1 h benefited from REBOA.
- Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta
ASJC Scopus subject areas