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Indications and Contraindications for Use of an Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Cardiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Counterpulsations from an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) can help maintain vital circulation for a patient in shock or severe heart failure. This can keep the patient alive until definitive therapy can be instituted.

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