A novel electro-mechanical ventricular assist device for refractory cardiac insufficiency

Antonio Boccaccio, Carmine Carbone, Umberto Galietti, Filippo Mastropasqua, Carmine Pappalettere

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Abstract

The most severe limitation of the Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) currently utilized is their invasivity; they work as a bypass between the left ventricular apex and the aorta. A possible strategy that can be adopted to overcome such a limitation consists in utilizing systems that assist the heart in its contraction from the outside without directly transporting the blood and that do not require highly invasive surgical treatments. In this study we conduct the feasibility analysis of a novel LVAD design that allows the principal limitations of traditional circulatory support systems to be overcome.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeMeA 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2011 - Bari, Italy
Duration: May 30 2011May 31 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2011
CountryItaly
CityBari
Period5/30/115/31/11

Keywords

  • Cardiac Failure
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Ventricular Assist Device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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