Counterpulsation: Stagnation or Evolution in Assisted Circulation?
By definition, counterpulsation is a method for assisting the heart in series according to the ECG. The goal is to unload the ventricles in the ejection phase and to increase the myocardial blood supply in the filling phase of the heart. Due to the fact that counterpulsation works in series with the natural heart, the devices are up to 25% effective and are dependent on a certain moderate circulation. In cases of complete heart deterioration or fibrillation the systems do not work.
KeywordsModerate Circulation Filling Phase Artery Blood Flow Muscular Power Natural Heart
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