An atrial hydraulic shunt in a total artificial heart. A balance mechanism for the bronchial shunt.

@article{Kung1993AnAH,
  title={An atrial hydraulic shunt in a total artificial heart. A balance mechanism for the bronchial shunt.},
  author={Robert T V Kung and Leshakov S. Yu and B D Ochs and S M Parnis and O. Howard Frazier},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={M213-7}
}
An implantable TAH must be able to maintain physiologic atrial pressures over a range of left side shunt flows, which in humans can range up to 5% of the total cardiac output (CO). The authors describe the characteristics of an atrial hydraulic shunt in an electrohydraulic TAH. A small (10 cc stroke) chamber placed in line between the left atrial cuff and… CONTINUE READING