Tomonori Tsukiya

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Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have greatly improved the prognosis of patients with end-stage heart failure, even if continuous flow is different from physiological flow in that it has less pulsatility. A novel pump controller of continuous-flow LVADs has been developed, which can change its rotational speed (RS) in synchronization(More)
The effect of rotary left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) on myocardial perfusion has yet to be clearly elucidated, and several studies have shown decreased coronary flow under rotary LVAD support. We have developed a novel pump controller that can change its rotational speed (RS) in synchronization with the native cardiac cycle. The aim of our study was(More)
Aiming the ‘Bridge to Recovery’ course, we have developed a novel left ventricular assist device (LVAD) controlling system. It can change the rotational speed of the continuous flow LVAD, EVAHEART, synchronized with the cardiac beat. Employing this system, we have already demonstrated that myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2), which is considered to be(More)
We developed a novel controller for a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (EVAHEART) that can change the pump’s rotational speed (RS) in synchronization with a patient’s myocardial electrocardiogram (ECG) with the aim of facilitating cardiac recovery. We previously presented various applications of this system in animal models, but there remained(More)
The effect of the hydraulic force on magnetically levitated (maglev) pumps should be studied carefully to improve the suspension performance and the reliability of the pumps. A maglev centrifugal pump, developed at Ibaraki University, was modeled with 926 376 hexahedral elements for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses. The pump has a fully open(More)
There are many reports comparing pulsatile and continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). But continuous-flow LVAD with the pulsatile driving technique had not been tried or discussed before our group’s report. We have previously developed and introduced a power-control unit for a centrifugal LVAD (EVAHEART®; Sun Medical), which can change the(More)
To establish an efficient design process for centrifugal blood pumps, the results of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis were compared to the results of flow visualization tests and hemolysis tests, using the Nikkiso centrifugal blood pump. CFD analysis revealed that the radial gap greatly affected the shear stress in the outlet diffuser. The(More)
We developed a new coating material (Toyobo-National Cardiovascular Center coating) for medical devices that delivers high antithrombogenicity and long-term durability. We applied this coating to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) system, including the circuit tube, cannulae, a seal-less centrifugal pump, and a diffusion membrane oxygenator, to(More)
A novel integrated heart-lung assist device has been developed as a simple to use portable cardiopulmonary support system. The device comprises a centrifugal pump and an artificial lung, which is located around the pump, in an all in one system. The special membrane employed precludes plasma breakthrough in protracted use and enables preprimed setup. Test(More)
The technique for assisting renal blood circulation may be a useful therapeutic method in acute cardiorenal syndrome (ACRS), because renal ischemic dysfunction due to the reduced renal blood circulation is a powerful negative prognostic factor in ACRS. We constructed a circuit assisting renal arterial pressure and flow, and performed renal-selective blood(More)