An intraventricular soft robotic pulsatile assist device for right ventricular heart failure

Evelyn Park, Nikhil Mehandru, Tonatiuh Lievano Beltran, Erik Kraus, Dónal Holland, Panagiotis Polygerinos, Nikolay V. Vasilyev, Conor J. Walsh

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Abstract

Due to its more complex geometry and motion, right ventricular heart failure (RVHF) is less understood than left ventricular heart failure and has fewer treatment options. There are currently no mechanical circulatory support devices designed specifically for the right ventricle. This work presents the design of a ventricular assist device (VAD) which leverages the specific geometry and lower pressure of the right ventricle (RV) in order to avoid the major pitfalls of current VADs. The device consists of a contracting linear actuator spanning the RV, bringing its walls together and assisting in the ejection of blood from the ventricle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2014-December
ISBN (Print)9781479937288
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2014 - Boston, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2014Apr 27 2014

Other

Other2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period4/25/144/27/14

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Keywords

  • cardiac surgery
  • right ventricular heart failure
  • soft robotics
  • ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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Park, E., Mehandru, N., Beltran, T. L., Kraus, E., Holland, D., Polygerinos, P., Vasilyev, N. V., & Walsh, C. J. (2014). An intraventricular soft robotic pulsatile assist device for right ventricular heart failure. In Proceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC (Vol. 2014-December). [6972898] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NEBEC.2014.6972898