In vitro test of an adaptive flow controller for a continuous flow LVAD

Yi Wu, Paul Allaire, Gang Tao, Yingjie Liu

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An adaptive flow controller designed in [1] for a magnetically levitated continuous flow (CF) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) was implemented on a real-time prototype controller board and put in a mock human circulatory loop for an in vitro test. Test results showed that the designed controller maintained the key hemodynamic variable of a congestive heart failure (CHF) patient within the normal physiologic range in either specified rest or exercise conditions. The transient response is slow and need improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1647-1648
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
Publication statusPublished - Nov 29 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC) - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2004Jul 2 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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