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Comprehensive Intraaortic Balloon Counterpulsation [Paperback]

Susan J. Quaal RN PhD CVS CCRN
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May 15, 1993 0801666562 978-0801666568 2
The only book of its kind on the market, COMPREHENSIVE INTRA-AORTIC BALLOON PUMPING covers the basic principles, indications, and contraindications of intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) for the critical care nurse. This comprehensive text provides a complete reference on all aspects of balloon pumping and patient care, offering an in-depth overview of this method of circulatory assistance as well as advanced information for the more experienced practitioner.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 581 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 2 edition (May 15, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801666562
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801666568
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,367,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Quaal on Intraaortic Balloon Pumping is Very Good! November 16, 2000
Susan Quaal continues to maintain a high standard of quality in covering intraaortic balloon pumping. Her book is detailed and gives much useful information for the medical professional on theory and operation of IABP's and patient management. The paperback edition is especially useful as a bedside reference. The only negative thing about this book is it's 1993 copyright. In the fast-changing medical field, the most up-to-date product information is always helpful, but the majority of the book remains relavent and is very concise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still the gold-standard on the subject December 14, 2008
This book is still the book that we use for our cardiovascular technician program. There really are no other books on the subject that truly contain all the information needed for a comprehensive understanding on the subject of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation. Don't let the copyright date scare you off; the basic premises on assist device physiology, indications, triggering modes and timing errors, and complications transcend the gap between then and now. The practice waveforms on timing errors continue to be the ones we use for our students.

I would like to see an updated version that maybe contains data on some of the newer circulatory assist devices, such as Abiomed's Impella system. Until then, I will continue to use this reference that has always given me the answers that I need when I need them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still A Good Book November 19, 2001
After having read both editions of Quaal's book, I did notice that the captioning of some of the figures in the second edition are incorrect. This was probably just a minor oversight in updating from the first edition. Overall, my previous review is still the same.
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