FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BALLOON PUMPS
Instead of blowing balloons orally at your next birthday party or family event, save your lungs and blow up those balloons with an air pump. Use a pump regularly to install balloons if you have a latex allergy, you need balloons to fill the air quickly or even to avoid painful lips.
Just attach the opening of the balloon to the pump hose and start pumping air into the balloon before tying the end. If you have a hand balloon pump, remove the hand pad and press it backward to blow.
You can put foil balloons in your mouth, balloon pump or Helium tank. If you remove the line or pipe drain, the balloon valve will close automatically.
The gas particles apply pressure to the walls of the container where the gas is filled. For example, when a balloon is full of air, the air inside it expands, thus compressing the walls of the balloons. As a result, the size of the balloon increases.
The catheter connects to a computer that controls the rate of inflation and inflation. While most patients only use IABP for a few days, it can stay in place for up to a month.
The intra-aortic balloon, by inserting vigorously during diastole, transfers blood volume from the thoracic aorta. In the systole, as the balloon jumps rapidly, this creates a dead space, effectively reducing the loading output of the myocardial ejection and improving the forward flow from the left ventricle.
Usually, a few days to a week with a balloon pump should be enough time to determine if the heart is stable enough and there is enough blood to flush the patient out of the pump.
Helium is used to inflate a balloon because its density means that there is a small amount of turbulent flow, so the balloon can evaporate quickly and come out slowly. It is also dangerous and is removed immediately if there is a leak or explosion in the balloon.