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This paper discusses wireless delivery of power from a distant source to an implanted cardiac device, and it proposes recharging implanted batteries using magnetically coupled resonators. ABSTRACT | Wireless data communication technology has eliminated wired connections for data transfer to portable devices. Wireless power technology offers the possibility(More)
Right ventricular failure is a significant complication following implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), which increases morbidity and mortality. Consequently, researchers have sought predictors that may identify patients at risk. However, they have lacked sensitivity and/or specificity. This study investigated the use of a decision tree(More)
Technological innovation of a smaller, single moving part has an advantage over earlier large pulsatile ventricular assist devices (VADs) prone to mechanical failure. Drivelines limit the potential for extended patient survival durations with newer pumps and act as source for infection, increased morbidity, rehospitalizations, and reduced quality of life.(More)
Left ventricular assist device therapy has radically improved congestive heart failure survival with smaller rotary pumps. The driveline used to power today's left ventricular assist devices, however, continues to be a source of infection, traumatic damage, and rehospitalization. Previous attempts to wirelessly power left ventricular assist devices using(More)
Technological innovation of a smaller, single moving part has an advantage over earlier large pulsatile ventricular assist devices (VADs) prone to mechanical failure. Drivelines limit the potential for extended patient survival durations with newer pumps and act as source for infection, increased morbidity , rehospitalizations, and reduced quality of life.(More)
Right ventricular (RV) failure following implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a significant complication that is often difficult to predict. To address this problem, we developed a cost-sensitive decision tree to evaluate the risk of RV failure, hence the need for a right ventricular assist device (RVAD). The model was developed based(More)
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