The Pennsylvania State University roller screw electric total artificial heart: 205 days survival in the calf

G. Rosenberg, W. S. Pierce, A. J. Snyder, W. J. Weiss, T. Lamson

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Abstract

A 100-C3-size roller screw electric total artificial heart has been implanted in 10 animals. Four of those animals survived in excess of 100 days, with one animal living 205 days. The 205 day animal, Agnes, had a preoperative weight of 103 kg and gained 73 kgs over the 205 day implant duration. The calf was under automatic electronic control the entire duration of the experiment, and tolerated weekly exercise very well. These experiments indicate that electric motor-driven total artificial hearts offer a viable alternative to the larger more cumbersome pneumatic type total artificial hearts. Comparable survival times with pneumatic and electric devices are now achievable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages2087-2089
Number of pages3
Editionpt 5
ISBN (Print)0780302168
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Oct 31 1991Nov 3 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 5
Volume13
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period10/31/9111/3/91

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Rosenberg, G., Pierce, W. S., Snyder, A. J., Weiss, W. J., & Lamson, T. (1991). The Pennsylvania State University roller screw electric total artificial heart: 205 days survival in the calf. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 5 ed., pp. 2087-2089). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology; Vol. 13, No. pt 5). Publ by IEEE.