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A Fluidic Drive System for Intra-Aortic Balloon Heart Assist Device

Hariharan, R and Menon, KAP (1978) A Fluidic Drive System for Intra-Aortic Balloon Heart Assist Device. In: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, BME-25 (3). pp. 301-303.

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Intra-aortic balloon pumping is a counter pulsation technique for temporary circulatory assistance in cardiogenic shock and other low cardiac output conditions. Conventional systems use a balloon at the end of a catheter driven by a solenoid valve, controlled by patient's ECG or ventricular pressure signal. This results in time delay introducted by solenoid spool inertia, gas inertia, and hysteresis effects of the solenoid. Fluidics, because of their non-moving part operation and high switching speeds, minimizes the inertial effects while contributing high reliability. This communication describes a fluidic system developed for driving the balloon accepting electric control signals.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright 1978 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2012 07:46
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2012 07:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43064

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