balloon counter pulsation

bal·loon count·er pul·sa·tion

a form of circulatory assistance in which a balloon inflates in the aorta during diastole to improve diastolic pressure and deflates during systole to reduce left ventricular afterload. Compare: intraaortic balloon pump.
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We looked at use of intra-aortic balloon counter pulsation, inotropic support, ICU stay, hospital stay, post op NYHA class after surgery and in follow-up.
Sex and other predictors of intra-aortic balloon counter pulsation related complications: prospective study of 1119 consecutive patients.