Development of a suction detection system for axial blood pumps.

@article{Vollkron2004DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a suction detection system for axial blood pumps.},
  author={Michael Vollkron and Heinrich Schima and Leopold Huber and Robert J. Benkowski and Gino F Morello and Georg Wieselthaler},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={709-16}
}
Axial flow blood pumps for cardiac assistance have proven their clinical viability and benefit in recent years. However, the clinical systems to date have no direct mechanism to decrease pump speed when adequate supply is not available. This may lead to ventricular collapse or increase the probability of hemolysis and thrombotic risks. Based on various experiences with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients in various states of recovery, at implant, in the intensive care unit, in the… CONTINUE READING

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