The webinar "Hemodynamics of Counterpulsation" explained how the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) can increase diastolic aortic pressure and augment coronary blood flow and reduce aortic and left ventricular systolic pressure or afterload. This education offering provides a review of the physiologic benefits, evaluation of patient response, discusses how patients may derive the most benefit and offers practical technical components to optimize IABP therapy.
Statement of Purpose/Need:
The Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) has been the first-line choice for mechanical circulatory support around the world due to its clinical efficacy, safety profile across a broad range of patient care scenarios, and low cost. IABP therapy is the most widely used nondurable mechanical circulatory support device (MCS), with more than 160,000 IAB catheters placed globally per a year. The primary goals of the IABP are to (1) increase diastolic aortic pressure and augment coronary blood flow, and (2) reduce aortic and left ventricular systolic pressure or afterload. This education offering will provide a review of the physiologic benefits, evaluate patient response, discuss what patients may derive the most benefit and practical technical components to optimize IABP therapy.
After completing the webinar, the participant should be able to::
• Assess the physiologic effects of Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) therapy
• Understand the clinical utility of IAB use
• Describe the factors that effect IAB catheter performance and benefits of larger-capacity IAB catheters
Atman P. Shah
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Section of Cardiology
Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Atman P. Shah, M.D., is an interventional cardiologist at the University of Chicago. Shah's research efforts focus on improving survival rates in patients who have experienced a cardiac arrest or an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). Additionally, he studies new therapies that can help save heart muscle during a heart attack. Shah is the primary investigator on a number of large multicenter clinical trials investigating novel medications and devices designed to improve the quality of life in patients with coronary artery and structural heart disease. Shah has authored six book chapters and more than 50 abstracts and publications. A dedicated educator, he trains medical students, residents and fellows. He is the recipient of several honors and awards for clinical service, leadership and teaching.
About Maquet Medical Systems
Since 1838, the Maquet brand has been synonymous with high-quality products for patient-focused care. Maquet is a global leader in medical systems that advance surgical interventions, cardiovascular procedures and critical care. Cardiovascular specialties include intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation therapy for cardiac assist; coronary artery bypass surgery; aortic and peripheral vascular surgery; and extracorporeal circulation. Maquet continuously strives to develop innovative technologies that enhance clinical expertise and improve healthcare economics, while also enabling medical professionals to achieve the best possible outcomes for all patients.
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