Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
"Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
|Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
- Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
- Intra Aortic Balloon Pumping
- Intraaortic Balloon Pumping
- Balloon Pumping, Intraaortic
- Pumping, Intraaortic Balloon
- Pumping, Intra-Aortic Balloon
- Balloon Pumping, Intra-Aortic
- Pumping, Intra Aortic Balloon
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