A mechanical pump that helps the ventricles pump blood, easing the workload of the heart in patients with heart failure
A machine that delivers oxygen to a patient’s lungs to assist with the breathing process. Also see ‘Respirator’
Bedside imaging modality with a variety of uses in the intensive care unit including in insertion of central lines and arterial lines. May also be used to assess the heart (echocardiography or ECHO scan) and lungs.