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Counterpulsation MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Counterpulsation
Tree Number(s)
E04.050.215
Unique ID
D015908
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015908
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Counterpulsation, External
Diastolic Counterpulsation
Previous Indexing
Assisted Circulation (1967-1989)
Blood Pressure (1966-1989)
Heart-Assist Devices (1986-1989)
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping (1977-1989)
See Also
Heart-Assist Devices
Public MeSH Note
90
History Note
90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/05/15
Revision Date
1990/02/16
Counterpulsation Preferred
Counterpulsation, External Narrower
Diastolic Counterpulsation Narrower
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