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An intra-aortic balloon catheter tamponade was utilized in two moribund Korean War casualties with uncontrolled intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Although both patients expired, the catheter was effective in temporarily restoring the blood pressure in one case. The catheter should be further evaluated both experimentally and clinically.
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