Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation - basic principles and clinical evidence.


Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation has been the most widely used left ventricular assist device for nearly five decades. Due to diastolic inflation and systolic deflation, coronary blood flow is increased and afterload decreased translating into augmentation of oxygen supply and lowering of oxygen demand. However, IABP may be associated with… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vph.2013.12.003


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@article{Waha2014IntraaorticBC, title={Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation - basic principles and clinical evidence.}, author={Suzanne de Waha and Steffen Desch and Ingo Eitel and Georg Fuernau and Philipp Lurz and Marcus Sandri and Gerhard A. Schuler and Holger Thiele}, journal={Vascular pharmacology}, year={2014}, volume={60 2}, pages={52-6} }