The use of ventricular assist devices (VADs) as a means of cardiac support for patients with diminished heart function has been investigated since the 1960s . While VAD therapy has had success in assisting the failing heart, thrombus formation within these devices is one of various complications that still limit its long term use. Research has shown that thrombus deposition in VADs is a function of the underlying fluid mechanics within these devices. Areas of flow stasis, high blood residence time, and wall shear rates under 500 s−1 are important flow characteristics driving thrombosis .
- Bioengineering Division
Experimental Wall Shear Estimation as a Means of Predicting Thrombus Formation Within a 50cc Penn State Blood Pump
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Nanna, JC, Topper, SR, Yang, N, Roszelle, BN, Deutsch, S, & Manning, KB. "Experimental Wall Shear Estimation as a Means of Predicting Thrombus Formation Within a 50cc Penn State Blood Pump." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Naples, Florida, USA. June 16–19, 2010. pp. 127-128. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2010-19552
Download citation file: