Noninvasive monitoring of rotary blood pumps: necessity, possibilities, and limitations.

@article{Schima1992NoninvasiveMO,
  title={Noninvasive monitoring of rotary blood pumps: necessity, possibilities, and limitations.},
  author={Heinrich Schima and Wolfgang Trubel and Andrea Moritz and Georg Wieselthaler and Hans Georg Stoehr and H. Thoma and Udo Losert and Ernst Wolner},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={195-202}
}
Although rotary blood pumps do not contain an inherent mechanism for adaptation to physiological flow necessities, hitherto only a few efforts have been made to obtain robust monitoring and control methods. This paper discusses the necessity of noninvasive monitoring of such pumps and the crucial points of sensor selection and development. A strategy of… CONTINUE READING