Use & Limitations
Inflation: Middle of the T wave
Deflation: Peak of the R wave
Requires good ECG trace. May not be suitable if arrythmia present
Arterial Pressure Waveform 1
Inflation: At the dicrotic notch
Deflation: Just before the systolic upstroke
Requires the balloon pump to accurately sense ventricular systole and diastole
Asynchronous / Internal 1
Timings based upon pacing spikes depending upon mode
Requires patient to be 100% paced. Should not be used for on demand pacing
Pacing Device 1
Asynchronous augmentation based on a set rate (40-120/min)
Rarely used except in cases of cardiac arrest