A Comprehensive Dive into IABP Hemodynamics and Technical Expertise
The program begins with a brief review of the hemodynamics of counterpulsation, followed by a discussion on proper placement of the percutaneous intra-aortic balloon catheter and then an overview of technical aspects of the IABP.
Upon completion of the program the learner will be able to:
- Discuss physiological effects achieved by the mechanics of inflation and deflation of the IAB as it relates to the cardiac cycle illustrated by an augmented arterial pressure waveform.
- Identify and verbalize arterial pressure waveform.