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Title: PHYSIOLOGICALLY COMPATIBLE CARDIAC ASSIST DEVICE AND METHOD
Authors: EL OAKLEY, REIDA MENSHAWE 
LIM, HOU-SEN 
Issue Date: 21-Aug-2003
Source: EL OAKLEY, REIDA MENSHAWE,LIM, HOU-SEN (2003-08-21). PHYSIOLOGICALLY COMPATIBLE CARDIAC ASSIST DEVICE AND METHOD. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A physiologically compatible cardiac assist device has a pump (20) which draws blood through a first catheter (30) inserted into either the right atrium (2), the left atrium (4) or the left ventricle (8) and infuses the blood via a second catheter (32) into the aorta during disatole. Attached to the second catheter is a balloon (24) that is also inflated during diastole. The synchronized volume infusion and balloon inflation in this counter-pulsation mode reduces after load and is thus more physiologically compatible.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/35471
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