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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping

"Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 98 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2015
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