Selected problems of mechanical heart supporting automation
Foundation for Cardiac Surgery Development, Zabrze, Poland
2 Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland
Mechanical heart supporting is one of possible therapy in case of circulatory system insufficiency. Each of ventricular assist devices affect the circulatory system by various way. A lack of predefined physical ratios describing heart assist device influence on circulatory system is a problem during establishing brief foredesign of new ventricular assist devices types and comparison of supporting effects obtained by various VAD types usage. It causes necessity of creation a set of physical parameters which characterize pump's operating and its cooperation with circulatory system. The paper describes selected problems related to automation of mechanical heart supporting process.
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