A Soft Total Artificial Heart—First Concept Evaluation on a Hybrid Mock Circulation

@article{Cohrs2017AST,
  title={A Soft Total Artificial Heart—First Concept Evaluation on a Hybrid Mock Circulation},
  author={N. Cohrs and A. Petrou and M. Loepfe and Maria Yliruka and C. Schumacher and A. Kohll and C. Starck and M. Schmid Daners and M. Meboldt and V. Falk and W. Stark},
  journal={Artificial Organs},
  year={2017},
  volume={41},
  pages={948–958}
}
The technology of 3D-printing has allowed the production of entirely soft pumps with complex chamber geometries. [...] Key Method Using the form of a human heart, we designed a sTAH, which consists of only two ventricles and produced it using a 3D-printing, lost-wax casting technique. The diastolic properties of the sTAH were defined and the performance of the sTAH was evaluated on a hybrid mock circulation under various physiological conditions. The sTAH achieved a blood flow of 2.2 L/min against a systemic…Expand
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