Published in Managed Care Business Week, November 9th, 2004
"A mixed-flow blood pump for long-term applications has been developed at the Helmholtz Institute in Aachen, Germany," according to scientists there. "Central features of this implantable pump are a centrally integrated motor, a blood-immersed mechanical bearing, magnetic coupling of the impeller, and a shrouded impeller, which allows a relatively wide clearance."
A. Arvand and colleagues conducted a study to provide "a numerical analysis of hydraulic and hemolytic properties of different impeller design configurations."
"In vitro testing and numerical simulation...
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