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The Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

The Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

Article DOI: 10.3791/62132-v
February 5th, 2021


Summary February 5th, 2021

We describe the steps for the percutaneous implantation of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), a mechanical circulatory support device. It acts by counterpulsation, inflating at the onset of diastole, augmenting diastolic aortic pressure and improving coronary blood flow and systemic perfusion, and deflating before systole, reducing left ventricular afterload.


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