intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation

noun

Medical Definition of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation

: counterpulsation in which cardiocirculatory assistance is provided by a balloon inserted in the thoracic aorta which is inflated during diastole and deflated just before systole

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“Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/intra-aortic%20balloon%20counterpulsation. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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