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Catheters, Vascular, Intra-Aortic Balloon

Definition : Vascular catheters designed to be inserted into the aorta to augment the heart's pumping capability. These flexible, balloon-tipped catheters are available in a variety of volumes; 30.0 to 50.0 cc balloons are common for adult patients, and 2.5 to 20.0 cc are common for pediatric use. These catheters are usually inserted percutaneously into one of the femoral arteries using the Seldinger technique and advanced to the descending thoracic aorta using fluoroscopic imaging guidance. After the balloon has been positioned, an external pump alternately inflates and deflates the balloon in a cycle counter to the cardiac cycle (counterpulsation), facilitating ejection during systole and limiting regurgitation during diastole. Intraaortic balloon catheters are used to provide temporary circulatory support to treat a number of cardiovascular conditions (e.g., as an aid following open-heart surgery, to treat unstable angina, to reduce myocardial problems).

Entry Terms : "IABP (Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump) Catheters" , "Balloon Catheters" , "Counterpulsation Catheters" , "Catheters, Femoral" , "Catheters, Balloon" , "Catheters, Intra-Aortic Balloon" , "Circulatory Assist Balloon Catheters" , "Catheters, Circulatory Assist Balloon" , "Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheters"

UMDC code : 10725

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ABIOMED Inc

Company Type: Parent

Abiomed (NASDAQ: ABMD) is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of RECOVERING HEARTS AND SAVING LIVES. Abiomed CEO, Chairman, and President, Michael R. Minogue, has focused the company's efforts on developing ground-breaking technologies designed to assist or replace the life-sustaining pumping function of the failing heart.

Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

Insightra Medical Inc

Company Type: Parent

TriReme Medical LLC

Company Type: Parent

Vascular Solutions Inc

Company Type: Parent

Vascular Solutions is a medical device company committed to providing superior clinical solutions for diagnostic and interventional vascular procedures. Founded in 1997, Vascular Solutions is a publicly held company that trades on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol VASC.

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