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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 device is used to check how much blood your heart is pumping?

What device is used to check how much blood your heart is pumping?

Echocardiogram: Other tests used to measure ef include cardiac catheterization, magnetic resonance imaging (mri), computed tomography (ct), and nuclear medicine scans read more: http://www.Hrsonline.Org/patient-resources/the-normal-heart/ejection-fraction#ixzz2bowbp9ib follow us: @hrsonline on twitter | heartrhythmsociety on facebook. ...Read more

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My husband has ED and his father has it so bad where he now has a pump device. Is it hereditary?

My husband has ED and his father has it so bad where he now has a pump device. Is it hereditary?

Not directly: Many of the causes for ed are hereditary, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. Anything that damages circulation can cause ed. It can be caused by a low testosterone, which has many possible causes including excessive alcohol use and obesity. It is very important that the causes for ed be tested for and treated. Sometimes that will make the ed improve or go away. ...Read more