Heart and Lung Mechanical Assist Devices are Comprehensively Tested by the New Hybrid Simulators


Two applications of the hybrid simulators have been presented as examples: nonpulsatile VAD interaction with lumped parameters cardiovascular system numerical model and respirator interacting with the Dubois numerical model of obstructive lung diseases. The results of simulations showed how the tested assist devices change biological system - assist device characteristics in the course of heart or lungs diseases and how it influences pressure and flow in a particular point of cardiovascular or respiratory system numerical model.

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M. Darowski, K. Pałko, M. Kozarski, K. Zieliński, K. Górczyńska, G. Ferrari, L. Fresiello and A. Molfetta, "Heart and Lung Mechanical Assist Devices are Comprehensively Tested by the New Hybrid Simulators," Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 10B, 2012, pp. 124-125. doi: 10.4236/eng.2012.410B032.

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