What Is an Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Used For? Center

Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation or intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a type of therapeutic device which helps the heart to pump more blood. Attached to the tip of the IABP catheter, is a long balloon. This is called an intra-aortic balloon or IAB. The other end of the catheter is attached to a machine which inflates and deflates the balloon in sync with the heartbeat. Read more: What Is an Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Used For? Article

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