Takahiro Tohyama

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The undulation pump total artificial heart (UPTAH) is a small implantable total artificial heart. As the UPTAH generates outflow and inflow at the same time, control of the UPTAH is very difficult. Therefore suitable control methods specifically for the UPTAH should be established. Various motor control, left-right flow balance control, and physiological(More)
The undulation pump is a small, continuous flow displacement type blood pump, and the undulation pump total artificial heart (UPTAH) is a unique, implantable total artificial heart based on this pump. To improve the durability of the UPTAH for investigating long-term pathophysiology with UPTAH, a third model (UPTAH3) has been developed. UPTAH3 was designed(More)
The undulation pump total artificial heart (UPTAH) is a unique, implantable, total artificial heart (TAH) that uses undulation pumps. To achieve long-term survival in animals with physiologic hemodynamic conditions, a control method based on conductance and arterial pressure was applied to UPTAH. With this control method, called 1/R control, survival(More)
An undulation pump total artificial heart (UPTAH) in which the revolutions of the motor are converted to undulation motion of a disk has been developed. In an experiment, a goat using the UPTAH survived for 54 days. However, a large ripple was observed in the device's output pressure and flow waveform. In calculating the spectrum of the ripple, we found(More)
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