H. Takano*, Y. Taenaka, T. Nakatani, M. Umezu, T. Matsuda, H. Iwata, T. Tanaka, H. Noda, K. Hayashi, S. Takatani, T. Nakamura, J. Seki, T. Akutsu, H. Manabe

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The study reported in this paper was to examine the feasibility of circulatory maintenance with a single artificial heart (SAH). SAH is a pulsatile blood pump inserted between the left atrium (LA) and aorta (Ao) after removal of natural ventricles with a shunt placed between the right atrium (RA) and pulmonary artery (PA) using a homograft. If the natural heart is left intact, SAH bypasses fibrillating ventricles from LA to Ao. This study was performed in acute experiments to evaluate the possibility of circulatory maintenance with a SAH and also to determine the hemodynamic and drive conditions, and in chronic experiments (Study 2) to maintain a total circulation with a SAH for a prolonged duration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)550-555
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions - American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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