The intra aortic balloon pump iabp is a mechanical device that increases myocardial oxygen perfusion and indirectly increases cardiac output through afterload reduction it consists of a cylindrical polyurethane balloon that sits in the aorta approximately 2 centimeters 079 in from the left subclavian artery. An intra aortic balloon pump or iabp is a long skinny balloon that controls the flow of blood through your largest blood vessel the aorta the device gets smaller when your heart pumps so . What is intra aortic balloon pump therapy an intra aortic balloon pump iabp is a type of therapeutic device it helps your heart pump more blood you may need it if your heart is unable to pump enough blood for your body the iabp consists of a thin flexible tube called a catheter attached to the tip of the catheter is a long balloon. The intra aortic balloon pump also called the balloon pump is a machine that helps the heart pump blood throughout the body it consists of two parts a balloon inserted into the aorta one of the large arteries through which blood passes from the heart to the rest of the body and a machine outside the body. Intra aortic balloon pump iabp or intra aortic counterpulsation device the balloon is inflated during diastole to increase coronary perfusion and then deflated during systole to decrease afterload this aims to improve myocardial oxygenation increase cardiac output and organ perfusion with a reduction in left ventricular workload
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