"Counterpulsation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A technique for assisting the circulation by decreasing the afterload of the left ventricle and augmenting the diastolic pressure. It may be achieved by intra-aortic balloon, or by implanting a special pumping device in the chest, or externally by applying a negative pressure to the lower extremities during cardiac systole.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Counterpulsation" by people in Profiles.
External counterpulsation of a systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt increases coronary blood flow in neonatal piglets. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2015 Jan; 6(1):75-82.
Role of intraaortic balloon pump counterpulsation in high risk coronary rotational atherectomy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1995 Nov 01; 26(5):1270-5.