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Procedures in Critical Care
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Insertion
counterpulsation; diastole; intra-aortic balloon pumping; systole.
Introduction, Definitions and Terms, Techniques, Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls, Suggested Reading
An intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is an electrocardiogram (ECG) synchronized endovascular balloon that inflates in the proximal descending aorta (Figure 40-1) during cardiac diastole, acting both to augment coronary perfusion and cardiac output, and deflates during systole, permitting cardiac ejection...."
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