Numerical investigation of a novel aortic cannula aimed at reducing cerebral embolism during cardiovascular bypass surgery.

@article{Avrahami2013NumericalIO,
  title={Numerical investigation of a novel aortic cannula aimed at reducing cerebral embolism during cardiovascular bypass surgery.},
  author={Idit Avrahami and Benny Dilmoney and Orit Hirshorn and Moshe Brand and Oved Cohen and Liran Shani and Rony-Reuven Nir and G. S. Bolotin},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          354-61
        }
}
The generation of emboli during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is profoundly affected by the hemodynamic properties of the aortic cannula used in the current study. The aim of the current work was to numerically investigate the hemodynamic efficiency and feasibility of a novel, backward suction cannula (BSC), designed to drastically reduce the potential risk for cerebral emboli (CEP). In line with the standard cannulae, the BSC provides oxygenated blood from the CPB machine through its primary… CONTINUE READING