Proof of principle of a novel co-pulsating intra-ventricular
membrane pump

In this proof of principle study, we investigated the effectiveness and safety of hemo-dynamic support with the Intra-Ventricular Membrane Pump (IVMP). The IVMP was implanted into the apex of the left ventricle. Hemodynamic assessment was performed in six ex vivo beating porcine hearts (PhysioHeart platform). The cardiac output (CO), mean arterial pressure (MAP), coronary flow (CF) and pulse pressure (PP) were obtained before and during IVMP support and reported as means ± standard deviations.

  • Authors: Daniël I. M. van Dort, Jos Thannhauser, Frank D. H. Gommans,
    Tim J. Ten Cate, Dirk J. Duncker, Harry Suryapranata, Wim J. Morshuis, 
    Guillaume S. C. Geuzebroek
  • Journal: Artificial Organs, Volume 22

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