In vitro quantitative study of the total cavopulmonary connection

M. Grigioni, A. Amodeo, C. Daniele, G. D'Avenio, R. Formigari, R. Di Donato, V. Barbaro

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Abstract

The total cavopulmonary bypass (TCPC) is a surgical intervention which attempts to provide a satisfactory pulmonary blood flow when the right heart can not sustain it, due to congenital or acquired diseases. In a TCPC, the venae cavae are anastomosed to the pulmonary arteries, with a typical hemodynamics. Our study is aimed at the quantitative investigation of the flow field through a TCPC, by means of a glassblown replica and the application of the particle image velocimetry technique. Different loading conditions, representative of realistic in vivo conditions, were set, in order to study how this connection reacts to changes in haemodynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
EditorsJ.D. Enderle
Pages3136-3139
Number of pages4
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2000Jul 28 2000

Other

Other22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/23/007/28/00

Keywords

  • Particle image velocimetry
  • Pulmonary haemodynamics
  • Reconstructive surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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