IABP Counterpulsation

First line support for your high risk patients

The critical science: Understanding the ABCs of mechanical circulatory support

A review of the physiological principles behind mechanical circulatory support, ranging from inotropes and IABP therapy to (pVADs) and extracorporeal pumps.

The clinical enigma: Randomized trials vs. clinical practice

This discussion addresses points relative to the dichotomy between trial results and clinical practice.

Real world application of mechanical circulatory support

In this discussion, case examples demonstrate how to determine patient selection for mechanical circulatory support.

Hemodynamic effects of standard vs. larger-capacity intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation pumps

The first reported patient comparison on 40cc vs. 50cc supports our bench test results - 50cc IAB may yield better clinical outcomes than standard 40cc IAB. The 50cc IAB provides:

  • Greater diastolic augmentation and provides greater systolic unloading
  • Significant decrease in cardiac filling pressures and increase of cardiac output

Read more about hemodynamic effects