intra-aortic balloon device

[ĭn′trə-ā-ôrtĭk]

n.

An inflatable balloon placed into the descending aorta to assist the heart in pumping blood.

Nearby words

  1. intra muros,
  2. intra vires,
  3. intra vitam,
  4. intra-,
  5. intra-abdominal,
  6. intra-aortic balloon pump,
  7. intra-arterial,
  8. intra-atomic,
  9. intra-atrial block,
  10. intra-atrial conduction


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