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Development and test of a linear motor-driven total artificial heart

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5 Author(s)
Yamada, H. ; Fac. of Eng., Shinshu Univ., Nagano, Japan ; Yamaguchi, M. ; Kobayashi, K. ; Matsuura, Y.
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The authors first explain the structure and features of the linear pulse motor (LPM) developed to drive the total artificial heart (TAH). Then they describe the linear motor-driven TAH using the LPM as the driving source, which the authors call linear TAH, and the configuration of a human model in which the linear LAH is installed. Next, the authors describe the results of evaluating the pump performance of the linear TAH in vitro by using a mechanical mock circulatory testing system. Finally, the authors report information resulting from the evaluation of the linear TAH in vivo in an acute animal test using a sheep

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 1 )