Published in Blood Weekly, February 9th, 2006
"Axial blood pumps have been very successfully introduced into the arena of prolonged clinical support," according to physicians in Austria. "However, they do not offer inherent load-responsive mechanisms for adjusting pumping performance to venous return and changes in physiologic requirements of the patient."
"To provide for these adjustments," M. Vollkron and colleagues at the Medical University of Vienna designed "an algorithm for demand-responsive pump control based on a reliable suction detection system."
"A PC-based system that...
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