A naturally shaped silicone ventricle evaluated in a mock circulation loop : a preliminary study
Gregory, Shaun, Timms, Daniel, Tansley, Geoff, & Pearcy, Mark J. (2009) A naturally shaped silicone ventricle evaluated in a mock circulation loop : a preliminary study. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 33(3), pp. 185-191.
Mock circulation loops are used to evaluate the performance of cardiac assist devices prior to animal and clinical testing. A compressible, translucent silicone ventricle chamber that mimics the exact size, shape and motion of a failing heart is desired to assist in flow visualization studies around inflow cannulae during VAD support. The aim of this study was therefore to design and construct a naturally shaped flexible left ventricle and evaluate its performance in a mock circulation loop. The ventricle shape was constructed by the use of CT images taken from a patient experiencing cardiomyopathic heart failure and used to create a 3D image and subsequent mould to produce a silicone ventricle. Different cardiac conditions were successfully simulated to validate the ventricle performance, including rest, left heart failure and VAD support.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Ventricular assist device, Mock circulation loop, Silicone ventricle|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Medical Devices (090304)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 10:31|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:32|
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