Controllability of 1/R control in non-pulsatile total artificial heart

Yusuke Abe, Takashi Isoyama, Itsuro Saito, Hidekazu Miura, Hidemoto Nakagawa, Wei Shi, Yusuke Inoue, Sachiko Yamaguchi, Ayumi Kishi, Minoru Ono, Akimasa Kouno, Toshiya Ono, Tsuneo Chinzei, Kou Imachi

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Abstract

The role of pulsatility in a total artificial heart (TAH) has been a subject of great debate. Additionally, it is unclear whether, in non-pulsatile TAH, a physiological control method such as 1/R control can keep the animal in physiological condition or not. To examine a controllability of 1/R control in non-pulsatile TAH, non-pulsatile flow mode was introduced to the undulation pump TAH (UPTAH) and the hemodynamic parameters in pulsatile and non-pulsatile flow modes with 1/R control was analyzed. The artificial valve was removed from UPTAH and the goat's natural heart was replaced with it. The UPTAH was first driven with a pulsatile flow mode and 1/R control was applied within one week after surgery. The pulsatile flow mode was switched to a non-pulsatile flow mode on the day 2 weeks after surgery. General condition did not change before and after the flow mode switching. Cardiac output and arterial pressure changed with the physiological condition of the goat in also non-pulsatile flow mode, which seemed not different from that in pulsatile flow mode. However, the sucking effect of atria was very significant in non-pulsatile mode. Although 1/R control could keep the animal in physiological condition in a non-pulsatile flow mode, non-pulsatile TAH was considered to be inadequate for 1/R control to stabilize atrial pressures in the present circumstances or some pulsatility would be necessary to avoid fatal sucking effect and to ensure sufficient inflow condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnostic and Therapeutic Instrumentation, Clinical Engineering
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages523-524
Number of pages2
Edition7
ISBN (Print)9783642038846
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Instrumentation, Clinical Engineering - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2009 Sep 72009 Sep 12

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Number7
Volume25
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

OtherWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Instrumentation, Clinical Engineering
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period09/9/709/9/12

Keywords

  • 1/R control
  • Control
  • Non-pulsatile
  • Total artificial heart
  • Undulation pump

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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