Intra aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a mechanical device inserted in the aorta to help the heart pump blood
It consists of a long thin tube called as the catheter and a balloon at the end of it which inflates and deflates in sync with the rhythm of the heart
Intra Aortic Balloon Pump increases perfusion of myocardial oxygen and increases cardiac output while taking off work load from the heart
The IABP is connected to a computer which controls inflation and deflation, pressure and timing
Indications for administration of Intra Aortic Balloon Pump include: - Unstable angina pectoris - Post cardiothoracic Surgery - Percutaneous pulmonary angioplasty - High risk coronary artery bypass - Thrombolytic therapy
The use of Intra Aortic Balloon Pump is usually contraindicated for severe aortic valve insufficiency, aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm, sepsis etc.
The inclusion of fiber optic technology adds properties like speed, consistent AP signals and backup safety
Technical Specifications: - The Arrow FiberOptix Technology is the world's first fiber-optic IABP catheter that has been proven effective in thousands of patients - It is also the only one that works with the unique components of the AutoCAT 2 WAVE IABP to deliver ProActive counter pulsation - The arterial pressure signals will go with the speed of light to the pump giving a clean and fast AP signal that will benefit IABP support to the patient - Its consistent AP signal transmits better information faster - It remains unaffected by dampening, noise, and movement - The Cardiothane II Membrane offers a unique design of abrasion resistant material with hydrophilic coating - It has sheathed or sheathless insertion options; optional hemostasis device for post-insertion bleeding control - The device will not degrade over time - No maintenance of fiber-optic signal is required - They are available in the sizes of 7F and 8F and comes with a cable compatible with Datascope IABP Machines