The IABP is a common device seen often in the CTICU, CCU, or not so frequently in other ICUs.
Above, the balloon that is in inflated vs. deflated position.
It resides in the Descending Aorta (proper positioning to be discussed later).
Above : the IABP console.
Above : the IABP control.
IABP inserted percutaneously via femoral artery and residing in the descending Aorta.