Development and evaluation of the vibrating electromagnetically-driven artificial heart.

S. Nitta, T. Yambe, Y. Katahira, T. Sonobe, S. Naganuma, H. Akiho, Y. Kakinuma, M. Tanaka, M. Miura, N. Sato

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An vibrating electromagnetically driven univalved artificial heart was newly developed in our team. The fluid mechanical, hematological, and hemodynamical properties of this pump was evaluated in the moc circulation and animal experiments using adult goats. This vibrating electromagnetic (VEM) pump could generate more than 101/min with 10 Hz vibration, and could obtain the 2 kinds of flow and pressure patterns, such as constant peak and periodical peak patterns. The values of free Hb showed within acceptable values. We concluded that this pump is useful for totally implantable artificial heart.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalThe science reports of the research institutes, Tohoku University. Ser. C, Medicine. Tōhoku Daigaku
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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