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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
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Scope Note
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.
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Entry Term(s)
Intraaortic Balloon Pumping
Pumping, Intra-Aortic Balloon
NLM Classification #
WG 168
Previous Indexing
Assisted Circulation (1967-1976)
Public MeSH Note
86; was see under ASSISTED CIRCULATION 1977-85
History Note
86(77); was see under ASSISTED CIRCULATION 1977-85
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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping Preferred
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