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How does an intra aortic balloon pump function?

How does an intra aortic balloon pump function?

Counterpulsation: The iabp fills with helium during diastole, forcing blood in the aorta to circulate around the body and then deflates quickly during systole, making it easier for the left ventricle to eject blood. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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How does an intra-aortic balloon pump work?

How does an intra-aortic balloon pump work?

Intra-aortic pump: during diastole ( when the heart relaxes), the pump is inflated forcing blood to the coronary arteries, and during systole ( when the heart contract), the balloon pump deflates allowing blood to past through the aorta, the pump is used to facilitate myocardium ( heart muscle) oxygenation after severe myocardial infarction ( heart attack) ...Read more

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How does an intra aortic balloon pump function?

Counterpulsation: The iabp fills with helium during diastole, forcing blood in the aorta to circulate around the body and then deflates quickly during systole, making it easier for the left ventricle to eject blood. ...Read more

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Can someone go home with intra-aortic balloon pump?

Can someone go home with intra-aortic balloon pump?

NO: An intra-aortic balloon pump requires hospitalization and is only used as a bridge to a more definitive treatment, such as heart surgery or heart transplantation. ...Read more

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What happens if we blow a balloon pump in your mouth but didn't breathe in the oxygen?

What happens if we blow a balloon pump in your mouth but didn't  breathe in the oxygen?

Balloon pump: If you do not take your mouth off of a balloon pump you may deplete the oxygen in a closed space and get lightheaded. Most people will take a few breaths blow up a little then take a few more breaths and repeat. Lack of oxygen will eventually cause people to pass out. As the carbon dioxide level raises in the blood the desire to breath increases and the person will breathe faster. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the risk for stroke with balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

What is the risk for stroke with balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

2-6%: For balloon valvuliplasty of the aortic valve, the risk of stroke us 2-6%, depending on the experience if the physician performing it and the characteristics of the patient's aorta and aortic valve (if they have a lot of calcium, the risk is higher). ...Read more

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What to do if my aorta arch on my heart pumps blood on the right side, and not the left side?

Congenital heart dz?: This doesn't make sense, unless this is a right sided aortic arch. Usually not symptomatic, unless you feel hoarse or short of breath. See a cardiologist! ...Read more

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What are the odds of having a stroke with having a balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

What are the odds of having a stroke with having a balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

It depends: It really depends on a couple of things. Patient age is a factor. Degree of calcification of the valve is a factor as well as coronary disease. Serious complications can be as high as 15% with 7% vascular complications (access site). The procedure is best done as a bridge to either a surgical valve replacement or more recently, tavr (a way of inserting a new valve using a catheter. ...Read more