US Market Report for Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps 2018 - MedCore
Counterpulsation therapy is used during surgery to provide temporary assistance to the heart. Counterpulsation refers to the inflation and deflation of an intra-aortic balloon synchronized with the heartbeat. The therapy increases the heart’s output and the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart’s coronary arteries while reducing the heart muscle’s workload and its oxygen demand. Counterpulsation is performed using intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) devices.