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creator
Sakai, Hiroshi
Ninomiya, Shinji
Fukunaga, Shintaro
subject
Ventricular assist device
Low cost
Flow visualization
NDC
Medical sciences
abstract
We developed a small, lightweight, low-cost implantable ventricular assist device (VAD) for use in smaller Japanese subjects. The major advantage of this pump is the simplicity of its fabrication. Most parts of the pump were shaped from a transparent acrylic block by a turning process, and the diaphragm was made from a silicon sheet. Since this method of construction did not require any complex processes, we could manufacture many pumps of various shapes. We determined the most efficient shape for the Ebacor VAD using the flow visualization technique. The pump showed an output above 6 liters/min under a driving pressure of 300/-100 mmHg. The pump performance of current VADs is superior to that of the Ebacor VAD, because these pumps are larger. Since the Ebacor VAD is small in size, it can be driven by the driving system of a normal IABP control unit, which many hospitals already have in place. During a 30day continuous driving performance test of this pump, no problems like performance decrements or water and air leakage were observed.
journal title
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
volume
Volume 55
issue
Issue 1
start page
29
end page
34
date of issued
2006-03
publisher
Hiroshima University Medical Press
issn
0018-2052
ncid
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
rights
(c) Hiroshima University Medical Press.
department
Graduate School of Biomedical Science
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