Steady flow analysis of mechanical cavopulmonary assistance in MRI-derived patient-specific fontan configurations.

This numerical study examined the performance of an intravascular axial flow blood pump for mechanical hemodynamic support of patients in the setting of Fontan failure, which presently has few treatment options. Three anatomically accurate geometries of the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) were generated using patients' magnetic resonance imaging data… CONTINUE READING