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Intra-aortic balloon pump
The Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a mechanical device that increases myocardial oxygen perfusion while at the same time increasing cardiac output. Increasing cardiac output increases coronary blood flow and therefore myocardial oxygen delivery. It consists of a cylindrical polyethylene balloon that sits in the aorta, approximately from the left subclavian artery and counterpulsates. That is, it actively deflates in systole, increasing forward blood flow by reducing afterload through a vacuum effect. It actively inflates in diastole, increasing blood flow to the coronary arteries via retrograde flow. These actions combine to decrease myocardial oxygen demand and increase myocardial oxygen supply.

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Intraaortale Ballonpumpe
Die intraaortale Ballonpumpe (IABP) ist ein notfallmedizinisches Hilfsmittel zur Unterstützung einer insuffizienten Herztätigkeit (z. B. nach Herzinfarkt) mit dem Ziel der Vermeidung eines kardiogenen Schockes. Sie wird zur Durchführung der intraaortalen Ballongegenpulsation benötigt. Ihr Einsatz ist dann angezeigt, wenn andere Maßnahmen wie Medikamente und Beatmung nicht ausreichend sind.

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Contropulsatore aortico
Il contropulsatore aortico (o IABP, acronimo di Intra Aortic Balloon Pump) è un supporto meccanico per il ventricolo sinistro. Il supporto dispone di un catetere a palloncino posizionato nella aorta toracica discendente circa 1-2 cm al di sotto dell'origine dell'arteria succlavia sinistra. il principio di funzionamento prevede il palloncino gonfio durante la diastole e sgonfio durante la sistole.

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