[Artificial heart--turbo type blood pump for long-term use]
Journal - Nippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine (Japan )
Shortage of donor heart for transplantation necessitates long-term artificial assist heart. Turbo-pump is smaller, simpler and cheaper than the pulsatile displacement type pump, but the turbo-pump has defect of thrombus formation at the shaft seal. Our centrifugal pump with magnetically suspended impellers overcomes this defect and is ready for clinical trials now. The structures and functions are described and are compared with the other newly-developed pump of the same kinds with us. And also the pumps of centrifugal type and axial-type, of which impellers are supported by pivots, are reviewed briefly from the stand point for long-term use. Other pumps are referred too: pumps with hydrodynamic bearing and a pump with the shaft seal which is washed and cooled by saline solution.
|ISSN : ||0047-1852|
|Mesh Heading : ||Animals Heart Failure Humans Magnetics Time Factors|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||Heart, Artificial therapy|