ASAIO J 2021 Feb 4. Epub 2021 Feb 4.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Cardiac Surgery, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria Ludwig-Boltzmann-Cluster for Cardiovascular Research, Vienna, Austria School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Southport, QLD, Australia Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Laboratory, Critical Care Research Group, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia ReinVAD GmbH, Aachen, Germany Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.
Ventricular suction is a frequent adverse event in patients with a ventricular assist device (VAD). This study presents a suction module (SM) embedded in a hybrid (hydraulic-computational) cardiovascular simulator suitable for the testing of VADs and related suction events. The SM consists of a compliant latex tube reproducing a simplified ventricular apex. Read More