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One-Month Biocompatibility Evaluation of the Pediatric TinyPump in Goats.
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PMID:  21843296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The TinyPump is an extracorporeal, magnetically driven centrifugal blood pump with its impeller suspended magnetically and hydrodynamically to provide short-term mechanical circulatory support for children and infants. We have previously demonstrated that the in vivo experiments of the experimental TinyPump showed acceptable stable performance at pump flows averaging around 1.0 L/min with low hemolytic and thrombogenic properties for up to 2 weeks. We present here the 1-month in vivo evaluation of the TinyPump, whose design was modified further for more durable operation. The pump was implanted as a left ventricular assist device in five goats (12.5-26.7 kg), with inflow inserted into the left ventricular apex and outflow anastomosed to the descending aorta. Five animals were supported for 110 pump days, with mean pump flow of 1.19 ± 0.03 L/min at a pump speed of 2679 ± 97 rpm. Two animals reached the scheduled end point of 30 days without device failure, and mean plasma-free hemoglobin was 1.7 ± 0.8 mg/dL. Hematologic and biochemical data of these two animals showed no evidence of cardiovascular, renal, or hepatic dysfunction. Although further experiments are needed, the modified TinyPump offers promise as a short-term mechanical circulatory support device in pediatric population.
Yusuke Ando; Takashi Kitao; Eiki Nagaoka; Taro Kimura; Yoshimasa Yokoyama; Masaharu Yoshikawa; Ryuji Tominaga; Setsuo Takatani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Artificial organs     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1525-1594     ISO Abbreviation:  Artif Organs     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802778     Medline TA:  Artif Organs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  813-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011, Copyright the Authors. Artificial Organs © 2011, International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Artificial Organs, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Fukuoka Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Toyota Kosei Hospital, Nagoya, Japan.
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