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Title: Physiologically compatible cardiac assist device and method
Authors: EL, OAKLEY REIDA MENSHAWE 
LIM, HOU-SEN 
Issue Date: 18-Sep-2003
Source: EL, OAKLEY REIDA MENSHAWE,LIM, HOU-SEN (2003-09-18). Physiologically compatible cardiac assist device and method. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A physiologically compatible cardiac assist device, also known as a ventricular assist device, has a pump which draws blood through a first catheter inserted into either the right atrium, the left atrium or the left ventricle and infuses the blood via a second catheter into the aorta during diastole. Attached to the second catheter is a balloon which is also inflated during diastole. The synchronized volume infusion and balloon inflation in this counterpulsation mode reduces afterload and is thus more physiologically compatible.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/34924
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