Medical Definition of Intra-aortic balloon pumping

1. Counterpulsation in which a pumping unit synchronised 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. (12 Dec 1998)



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intoxications
intoximeter
intoximeters
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intra
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intra-abdominal
intra-abdominal abscess
intra-acinous
intra-adenoidal
intra-allelic
intra-alveolar septa
intra-aortic balloon
intra-aortic balloon pump
intra-aortic balloon pumping (current term)
intra-arterial
intra-arterial pressure
intra-articular
intra-articular cartilage
intra-articular fracture
intra-articular ligament of costal head
intra-articular sternocostal ligament
intra-atrial
intra-atrial block
intra-atrial conduction
intra-atrial conduction time
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intra-auricular
intra-octaval

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