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A Comprehensive Dive into IABP Hemodynamics and Technical Expertise

The program begins with a brief review of the hemodynamics of counterpulsation, followed by a discussion on proper placement of the percutaneous intra-aortic balloon catheter and then an overview of technical aspects of the IABP.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the program the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss physiological effects achieved by the mechanics of inflation and deflation of the IAB as it relates to the cardiac cycle illustrated by an augmented arterial pressure waveform.
  • Identify and verbalize arterial pressure waveform.

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