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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 387 Table of Contents     

Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP): Past, Present and Future

1 SpR in Anaesthetics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, LE5 1WW, United Kingdom
2 SpR in Anaesthetics, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, LE5 4PW, United Kingdom
3 Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, LE3 1WW, United Kingdom

Date of Acceptance22-May-2008
Date of Web Publication19-Mar-2010

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Aamer B Ahmed
Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, LE3 1WW
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Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) is the most commonly used mechanical circulatory assist device in cardiac patients. IABP can improve ventricular function by decreasing the preload and increasing systolic output with signifi­cant improvement in myocardial oxygen supply/demand ratio. Pre-operative IABP therapy in 'high-risk' coronary patients has been shown to reduce hospital mortality and shorten ICU stay significantly, compared with controls. The introduction of sheathless insertion kits has reduced the incidence of vascular complication rates. Pro-Active Counter Pulsation is a new IABP system which automatically detects the irregular pattern and result is an improvement in the haemodynamic effect of IABP during periods of arrhythmia. Today, continued improvements in IABP technology permit safer use and earlier intervention to provide haemodynamic support. These developments have made the IABP a mainstay in the management of ischemic and dysfunctional myocardium. This review article aims to provide basic concept of IABP to hospital doctors especially anaesthetists, intensivists cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. It discusses the common indications, contraindications, the physiologic aspects of IABP, the equipment needed to facilitate IABP, the use of the IABP in special situations and complications of its use.

Keywords: Intra Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary blood flow, Oxygen supply/demand, ProActive Counter Pulsation, Console.

How to cite this article:
Dedhia JD, Naren Chakravarthy KR, Ahmed AB. Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP): Past, Present and Future. Indian J Anaesth 2008;52:387

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Dedhia JD, Naren Chakravarthy KR, Ahmed AB. Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP): Past, Present and Future. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Oct 22];52:387. Available from: https://www.ijaweb.org/text.asp?2008/52/4/387/60652

   Introduction Top

IABP is the most common mechanical circulatory assistance device used in clinical practice since the last 35 years.

Initially mechanical support was developed in 1951 and was used for open intra-cardiac operations (heart-lung machine). This device could perform the entire functions of the cardio-pulmonary system. Later, to help the patients with acute left ventricular systolic dysfunction in association with excessive preload, as­sist pumps were devised, which work by temporary diversion of excess preload from the heart and its re­turn to the patient. This helps the failing heart to re­cover.

In 1960s, the concept of counter-pulsation was introduced. The fundamental basis of this concept was dependence of coronary blood flow on diastolic blood pressure. This was achieved by rapid withdrawal of arterial blood from the femoral artery during systole and by its re-infusion during diastole. Thus, systolic unloading and diastolic augmentation were accom­plished. This concept led to the development of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) by Moulopoulosetal. [1],[2]

More recently, sophisticated and innovative de­vices have been developed which are capable of deliv­ering a greater degree of assistance to the failing left ventricle (LV) for a longer period (circulatory assist with an auxiliary pump). These devices have a variety of booster pumps that remove blood from the left heart or from the ascending aorta during systole and return it to the aorta during diastole, thereby augmenting the di­astolic blood pressure. An abdominal left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is capable of assisting the left ventricle three to five times as much as an IABP.

Despite the increasing popularity of using circula­tory assist devices with an auxiliary pump, these were associated with few drawbacks - like lack of control over the after load and the neurohormonal component, which occurs due to changes in stroke volume, asso­ciation with trauma to blood elements and haemolysis. But IABP offers a simple method of circulatory assist that can achieve ventricular improvement (decrease in preload) and increase in systolic output with significant improvement in myocardial oxygen supply/demand ra­tio. Today, continued improvements in IABP technol­ogy permit safer use and earlier intervention to provide haemodynamic support. Preoperative IABP-therapy in 'high-risk' coronary patients have been shown to re­duce hospital mortality and shorten ICU stay signifi­cantly, compared with controls. [3] These developments have made the IABP a mainstay in the management of ischemic and dysfunctional myocardium.

This review article discusses the common indica­tions and contraindications [Table 1], the physiologic aspects of IABP, the equipment needed to facilitate IABP, the use of the IABP in special situations and complications of its use.

Establishing intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation requires the insertion of the catheter and connecting it to the console.

   Balloon Pump Console Top
[Figure 1]

The drive console consists of a pressurized gas reservoir, a monitor for ECG and pressure wave re­cording, adjustments for inflation/deflation timing and triggering selection switches. It is portable, light weight and has the option of mains and battery operation. There are two types of consoles, Stationary and Portable. Stationary consoles are used at the bedside and for short distance transport. Portable consoles are used for long distance transfer. The gases used for inflation are either helium or carbon dioxide. Helium has low density and rapid diffusion coefficient. However car­bon dioxide has an increased solubility in blood, which reduces the potential consequences of gas emboliza­tion following a balloon rupture. A standard console comprises the following features:

  • Rear panel which consists of DC input, IAB fill and drain port, helium supply, and patient con­nections
  • Monitor which displays alarms, ECG , IAB sta­tus, pressure source, operation mode, battery and helium indicators,
  • Key pad controls
  • Recorder to record ECG, pressure and balloon pressure waveform
  • System battery which displays charge status and portable operation
  • Doppler storage facility

Balloon catheters

Balloon catheters are presented in a sterile inser­tion kit and are disposable and single use only. Balloon catheters are made of polyurethane and are manufac­tured in sizes varying from 8.5F to 10.5F. For children sizes are available between 4.5F to 7F. The adult cath­eters have a standard length of 32.5 inches. The vol­ume of the balloon is 30-40 ml in adults and 2.5-25 ml in children.

Insertion technique

The balloon catheter is placed via the femoral ar­tery using a modified Seldinger technique. The patient is heparinised prior to insertion of catheter providing there are no contra-indications such as recent surgery. After cardiac surgery patient should be given low-mo­lecular weight dextran at 20ml.hr -1 instead of heparin. The balloon is fully collapsed applying 30ml vacuum with 60ml syringe. The femoral artery is punctured and a J-shaped guide wire is inserted to the level of the aortic arch and then the needle is removed. An 8Fr to 10.5Fr dilator/sheath combination is used to enlarge the arterial puncture side. The balloon is threaded over the guide wire into the descending aorta just below the left subclavian artery [Figure 2]. The sheath is pulled back to connect with the cuff on the balloon hub. The cor­rect placement of the IAB is in the descending aorta with its tip at the distal aortic arch (below the origin of the left subclavian artery).

Doppler ankle pressures should be monitored and compared with the pre-insertion value. Vascular com­plication rates are lower after IABP insertion using smaller sized catheter and a sheathless technique. The sheathless method of insertion should be preferred in patients with diabetes mellitus and peripheral vascular disease [6],[7] .

Physiology of coronary circulation

Myocardial blood supply is from the right and left coronary arteries. The dependence of coronary blood flow on diastolic pressure is due to the mechanical com­pression of coronary blood vessels within the myocar­dium during systole. Left heart pressures are much higher than the right side. As a result the right side of the heart is better perfused during systole compared to the left side. The coronary vascular bed is auto regu­lated balancing myocardial oxygen supply and demand [Table 2]. Coronary vascular resistance is influenced by neural, metabolic and haemodynamic factors. The coronary arteries are innervated by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Alpha receptor stimulation causes vasoconstriction while stimulation of the beta-2 receptor and the vagus nerve causes vasodilatation. Regional perfusion is regulated by meta­bolic factors. Several mediators such as carbon diox­ide, adenosine, hydrogen ions, phosphate, prostaglan­dins and potassium cause vasodilatation. When coro­nary perfusion pressure falls to below 60 mmHg, auto regulation is lost, the coronary vessels become maxi­mally dilated and blood flow depends only on perfusion pressure. Haemodynamic factors that affect coro­nary perfusion include arterial pressure (diastolic pres­sure), diastolic time and the intra-ventricular pressure.

Physiologic effects of IABP therapy:

After confirming the correct placement, the bal­loon is connected to a drive console. The IABP is a volume displacement device designed to provide par­tial assistance to the left ventricle by inflation and defla­tion of IAB catheter synchronized to the patient's car­diac cycle [Figure 3].

By deflating the balloon just prior to the ventricu­lar systole, inertial resistance to blood flow is reduced and left ventricular afterload falls. This results in in­creased stroke volume and cardiac output (10-40%), decrease in heart rate and pulmonary artery wedge pressures.

Inflation of the balloon at the commencement of the diastole results in increased aortic diastolic pres­sure (up to 70%). Since diastolic blood flow is respon­sible for 70% of cardiac perfusion, coronary and car­diac flow should theoretically increase. There is a fall in peak systolic arterial pressure of 5%-15%, with no change in mean arterial pressures.

The ultimate aim is to increase myocardial oxy­gen supply and decrease myocardial oxygen demand.


Inflation and deflation need to be correctly timed to the patient's cardiac cycle. There are seven trigger­ing modes on the Arrow International IABP console.

  1. ECG PATTERN: The height, width and slope of a positively or negatively deflected QRS com­plex are analysed by the IABP machine. This is the preset (default) trigger mode.
  2. ECG PEAK: The height and slope of a positively or negatively deflected QRS complex are analysed by the IABP machine. This is the trigger mode of choice in wide complex rhythms.
  3. A-FIB: The QRS complex is analysed in the same manner as in the peak mode. This is the trigger mode of choice in varying R-R intervals as in atrial fibrillation.
  4. V PACE: Ventricular signal is used as the trigger signal. This is the trigger mode of choice in 100% ventricular or AV paced rhythms.
  5. A PACE: Atrial spike is used as the trigger signal. This is the trigger mode of choice in 100% atrial paced rhythms.
  6. ARTERIAL PRESSURE: Systolic upstroke of the arterial pressure waveform as the trigger signal. This is the trigger mode of choice where ECG signals are distorted or unavailable.
  7. INTERNAL: The balloon inflates and deflates at a preset rate regardless of the patient's cardiac activity. This mode is used in situations where there is no cardiac output or ECG is unavailable.

Timing and weaning

Inflation of the IAB should occur at the beginning of diastole, coinciding with the dicrotic notch on the arterial waveform. Deflation of the balloon should oc­cur immediately prior to the arterial upstroke. Balloon synchronization starts usually at a beat ratio of 1:2. Weaning from the IABP may begin by gradually de­creasing the balloon augmentation ratio. It must be en­sured that the patient has a sufficiently high platelet count (>100 000/mm 3 ) prior to removal. Direct pressure to the arterial puncture site should be applied for duration of 30 minutes after removal.

   ProActive Counter Pulsation: Top

ProActive Counter Pulsation is a new IABP sys­tem which incorporates two new and unique technolo­gies, the WAVE timing algorithm and the ability to moni­tor the Arterial Pressure (AP) signal from a Fibre Op­tic Source (FOS) using the Fiber Optix IAB cath­eter. WAVE is an acronym for the Windkessel Aortic Valve Equation, which automatically sets inflation tim­ing to occur precisely at the time of the Aortic Valve Closure (AVC).

The WAVE algorithm converts the arterial pres­sure (AP) waveform to understand the patient's aortic flow in the cardiac cycle [Figure 4]. Aortic valve closure occurs at the lowest point in the flow wave, after peak flow occurs. Timing is set within each beat (intra-beat) for that specific beat, as it occurs. This results in highly accurate inflation timing, which is specific to that beat, for that patient at that moment in time.

For setting deflation timing, during an arrhythmia the IABP system automatically detects the irregular pattern and sets a conservative deflation to occur while assessing the balloon's performance in relation to the patient's cardiac cycle. The combination of the WAVE inflation timing with automatic 'R'-Wave deflation tim­ing results in real-time, beat to beat timing, which cor­responds to the changes in the patient's cardiac cycle. The result is an improvement in the haemodynamic ef­fect of IABP during periods of arrhythmia.

The Fiber Optix IAB catheter [Figure 5] incorporates fibre optic sensor technology into the tip of the IAB catheter. Once zeroed prior to insertion, it does not require any further maintenance, such as re-zeroing or flush systems. It is immune to electrical interference, patient movement or activities that interfere with the quality of the arterial pressure signal, such as transport.

AutoPilot automatically:

  • Selects ECG and AP signal sources upon connection
  • Changes ECG and AP sources as required to main­tain triggering
  • Selects trigger mode based on patient conditions such as heart rate and rhythm
  • Selects timing method based on available signals
  • Sets and adjusts timing in response to patient's needs.

Use of low molecular weight dextran and pro­phylactic heparin will reduce the incidence of IABP related vascular complications, the majority of which are thromboembolic in nature. Other complications are listed in [Table 3].

Vascular complication rates vary from 6%-24%. Patients with longer balloon duration have increased risk of a major complication. [9] Limb ischemia leads to fasciotomy or amputation. Aortic dissection is man­aged by balloon removal. Thromboembolic complica­tion can be reduced by proper evaluation of peripheral circulation by palpating pedal pulses and documenting ankle pressures on hourly basis. [10] Absent pulses after IAB removal may need thrombectomy. In the event of visceral arterial occlusion therapy is dictated by spe­cific end organ dysfunction. False aneurysm which are generally associated with previous wound infection, require operative repair.

Balloon rupture is attributed to rough handling and is recognised by failure to achieve diastolic augmenta­tion and by appearance of blood in balloon shaft. Prompt recognition of cerebral air embolism second­ary to IABP rupture requires a high level of suspicion and is confirmed by CT scan of Head. [11] Treatment consists of immediate discontinuation of counter pulsa­tion, the application of suction to the balloon, placing the patient in Trendelenburg's position, and IAB re­placement. IAB entrapment is unusual sequela of bal­loon membrane rupture and needs open removal. [12] Excessive advancement of balloon causes intermittent obstruction of arch vessels. When the caudal end of the IAB is located within the abdominal aorta, renal and mesenteric obstruction can occur. The use of fluo­roscopy during balloon placement and chest roentgeno­gram should eliminate this problem.

Septic complications include fever, bacteremia, su­perficial and deep wound infection. Positive blood cul­tures will guide to appropriate antibiotic therapy. Wound infections may need surgical intervention.

Haemorrhagic complications results from bleeding from insertion site or systemic anticoagulation therapy. Groin wound hemorrhage can often be controlled with compressive dressing. Complication due to systemic anti­coagulation therapy consists of correcting the coagulopathy and removing IAB. Balloon-dependent patients can be adequately protected with low molecular weight dextran.

Haemodynamic monitoring

Haemodynamic monitoring plays an important role in the management of patients with heart failure. The variables which help in assessment include heart rate, central venous pressure, arterial blood pressure, pulmonary artery pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and cardiac output.

Heart rate reflects cardiac performance, bearing in mind it may also be affected by other factors. Cen­tral arterial blood pressure such as that from the femo­ral artery is more accurate in the presence of periph­eral vasoconstriction. Central venous pressure (CVP) is usually reliable in the absence of heart failure. Pul­monary artery pressure (PAP) and pulmonary capil­lary wedge pressure (PCWP) are very useful in the presence of heart failure. They are measured using a Swan-Ganz pulmonary artery flotation catheter. The device helps to measure left and right sided filling pres­sures and diagnose rare complications. Variations in central venous oximetry reflect changes in cardiac out­put in a linear fashion in the presence of stable oxygen consumption. Cardiac output measurements are under­taken by the thermo-dilution technique and are taken at 6 to 8 hour intervals and at any time when the plan of therapy or the patient condition is changed.

   Data Acquisition Top

Data acquisitionincludescalculationofclinicallyuseful data. They are cardiac index, left to right shunt, stroke volume, stroke index, stroke work, left ventricular stroke work index and systemic vascular resistance. These pa­rameters can be calculated using appropriate formulas. [13]

1) Cardiac index = CI (l/min/m2) = cardiac out put /body surface area

2) Stroke volume = SV (ml) = cardiac output / heart rate

3) Stroke work = SW (g.m) = MAP - PCWP/HR

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4) Left ventricular stroke work index = LVSWI

(g.m/m 2 ) = SW/BSA

5) Systemic vascular resistance = SVR (dyne/sec/cm -5 ) = (MAP - CVP) 80/CO

(MAP - mean arterial blood pressure, PCWP - pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, CO - cardiac output, HR - heart rate, BSA - body surface area, CVP - central venous pressure)

Haemodynamic assessment

It may be best to position the patients horizontally to gain the full benefits of balloon counterpulsation to the coronary circulation. [14] The efficacy of diastolic augmen­tation can be assessed by clinical improvement in patient's condition and haemodynamic parameters. Clinically, an awake comfortable patient with reduced frequency and severity of angina is a good sign. Other signs include a change in skin temperature, reduction in sweating, a de­crease in heart rate and episodes of arrhythmia, an im­provement in urine output and the appearance of peripheral pulses. Haemodynamic parameters include a reduction in PCWP, an increase in arterial blood pres­sure, cardiac output and stroke work index.

Systemic management of patients on IABP

Other systems need careful attention and man­agement in patients on IABP. These include renal, res­piratory, haematological, nutritional and neuropsychi­atric management. A decrease in cardiac output and blood pressure due to cardiac failure results in decrease in renal plasma flow and renal impairment. In high-risk patients undergoing OPCAB (off pump coronary ar­tery bypass), routine preoperative insertion of IABP electively reduces the incidence of acute renal failure. [15] . Haemodialysis may be required in patients with high potassium, uraemia, fluid overload and severe acido­sis. Patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction frequently have pulmonary congestion. Mechanical ven­tilation is required for patients with respiratory failure secondary to cardiac failure, after general anaesthesia and cardiac or respiratory arrest.

The presence of central lines and invasive cath­eters need antibiotic prophylaxis. [16] Hyperthermia in­creases myocardial oxygen consumption and should be treated aggressively. Anticoagulant therapy should be instituted in patients on IABP. Neuro-psychiatric problems can be challenging to deal with and are usually due to prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass. In ITU, haloperidol is used successfully in the treatment of these problems. In patients receiving IABP therapy for more than 2 days nutritional support should be instituted as soon as possible. [17] Ambulation of patients should be instituted as soon as the IABP catheter is removed.

IABP in special circumstances

Patients with impaired cardiac function are at high­risk of developing complications when undergoing gen­eral anaesthesia and surgery. Use of IABP support pre­operatively for non-cardiac surgery in high-risk patients may be useful in providing haemodynamic stability. [18],[19] IABP increases coronary blood flow and improves tissue perfusion in patients with septic shock. [20] The use of IABP has been recommended for patients with blunt cardiac injury and overdose of certain drugs, who fail to respond to conventional treatment. [21],[22] IABP in conjunction with cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been shown to improve coronary perfusion pressure. [23]

IABP therapy has been used in children with car­diac anomalies and heart failure. IABP therapy can serve as an alternative to ECMO- membrane oxygenators. [24]

Trouble shooting when using IABP

Problems may arise while using the equipment for counterpulsation. A knowledge of the basic problem encountered will increase efficiency in management [Table 4].

Recent advances and conclusion

IABP therapy for patients with cardiovascular and systemic conditions is currently well established. Pre­operative intra aortic balloon pump therapy in high risk patients has been significantly cost-beneficial. [25] In the modern-day practice of IABP therapy, complication rates are generally low. [26] Advances in technology have permitted patients to be treated with greater safety and effectiveness. Recently IABP balloon catheter which can be used in patients irrespective of their physical size has been developed. A long soft tip is used, which is designed to avoid damage to blood vessels and the catheter can be used as a multifunctional balloon catheter, that allows simultaneous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The safety of this catheter has been proven in scientific studies. [27] Reports show that spe­cially trained critical care paramedics can safely trans­fer IABP dependant patients to definitive cardiac sur­gical care without additional medical escorts. [28] IABP therapy will continue to have a lead role in providing temporary mechanical cardiovascular support in near future.

   References Top

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