Advice for patients requiring an intra aortic balloon pump


What is an Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)?An IABP is a mechanical circulatory device designed to improve heart function so it can pump blood around your body more effectively. The machine is attached to you by a thin catheter inserted through a blood vessel in your groin. This catheter is then fed into your heart and has a balloon at …

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