Claudio De Lazzari

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The aim of this work is to evaluate in different ventricular conditions the influence of joint mechanical ventilation (MV) and Hemopump assistance. To perform this study, we used a computer simulator of human cardiovascular system where the influence of MV was introduced changing thoracic pressure to positive values. The simulation confirmed that(More)
Patients assisted with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) may require prolonged mechanical ventilatory assistance secondary to postoperative respiratory failure. The goal of this work is the study of the interdependent effects LVAD like pulsatile catheter (PUCA) pump and mechanical ventilatory support or thoracic artificial lung (TAL), by the hemodynamic(More)
In silico modeling of the cardiovascular system (CVS) can help both in understanding pharmacological or pathophysiological process and in providing information which could not be obtained by means of traditional clinical research methods due to practical or ethical reasons. In this work the numerical CVS was used to study the effect of interaction between(More)
We aim at an analysis of the effects mechanical ventilators (MVs) and thoracic artificial lungs (TALs) will have on the cardiovascular system, especially on important quantities, such as left and right ventricular external work (EW), pressure-volume area (PVA) and cardiac mechanical efficiency (CME). Our analyses are based on simulation studies which were(More)
There is an established tradition of cardiovascular simulation tools, but the application of this kind of technology in the e-Learning arena is a novel approach. This paper presents an e-Learning environment aimed at teaching the interaction of cardiovascular and lung systems to health-care professionals. Heart-lung interaction must be analyzed while(More)
Italy has a long tradition of telemedicine experiments that may be dated back to the early Seventies and currently many different telemedicine services are implemented in the country. Cardiology is the field of health care that currently gets the greatest benefits from telemedicine and it is also a very relevant field, since it is estimated that there are(More)