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Summary Sheet Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) Group Members: Camilo Shiwa, Harshit Thakkar, Harshet Busa Overview: Historical Background What is the IABP Physiological Effects Benefits and Risks The Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) - also referred to in literature simply as the Balloon Pump or more professionally as the Intra-Aortic Balloon Counter-Pulsation (IABC) – was first introduced in 1960 as a mean to increase coronary blood perfusion. Due to its overall simplicity and effectiveness, the IABP is currently the most common circulatory assist device in the United States. The device consists of a balloon-tipped catheter that is placed in the descending thoracic aorta via the femoral artery. The catheter is connected to a computer console during the insertion procedure which is responsible for adjusting the inflation and deflation of the pump and monitors the EKG and pressure wave data. In addition, the console includes an emergency backup power supply to ensure the safety of the patient at all times. The main function of the IABP is to increase blood flow to the heart muscles via the coronary arteries during the relaxation phase of the heart ( diastole ), and to reduce the afterload that the
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course BME 501 taught by Professor Yamashiro,hsiai during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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