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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping

Introduction: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping

Description of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping: Counterpulsation in which a pumping unit synchronized with the patient's electrocardiogram rapidly fills a balloon in the aorta with helium or carbon dioxide in early diastole and evacuates the balloon at the onset of systole. As the balloon inflates, it raises aortic diastolic pressure, and as it deflates, it lowers aortic systolic pressure. The result is a decrease in left ventricular work and increased myocardial and peripheral perfusion.
Source: MeSH 2007

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping:

  • Pumping, Intra-Aortic Balloon

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping

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