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Controller Design of Left Ventricle Assist Device

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Yi Wu, Paul Allaire, Milton Adams, Houston Wood, Sonna Patel, Amy Throckmorton

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Paper No. IMECE2002-32252, pp. 353-354; 2 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Advances in Bioengineering
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3650-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


A left ventricle assist device (LVAD) is a device composed mainly of a pump and a controller. It is used not only to save lives of patients who suffer from left ventricle failure, but also to help them live like healthy people. Due to the continuing increasing number of left ventricle heart failure cases and limited number of heart donations for heart transplant, the need for LVADs become more and more demanding.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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