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Artif Organs. 1996 Dec;20(12):1320-4.

In vitro evaluation of linear motor-driven total artificial heart.

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Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan.

Abstract

This paper deals with the in vitro evaluation of a newly developed linear motor-driven total artificial heart (linear TAH). The linear TAHs have been developed and evaluated in mock testing and acute animal experiments. The new linear TAH was made based on experience with acute animal experiments. The maximum static thrust of the new linear pulse motor is 146 N with exciting current of 1.69 A. The weight and the volume of this linear TAH are 1.9 kg and 560 ml, respectively. The linear TAH has a kinetic thrust of 85 to 43 N and provides the maximum flow rate of 6.8 L/min in mock circulatory testing.

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