intra-aortic balloon pump


A pump connected to a balloon device that is inserted into the descending aorta to provide temporary assistance to the heart in the management of left ventricular failure.

Nearby words

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

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