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Novel Extra Aortic Counterpulsation Device for Enhancing Cardiac Performance

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Peter W. Walsh

BioQ Devices Pty Ltd., Brisbane, QLD, AustraliaQHeart Inc., College Station, TXTexas A&M University, College Station, TX

Craig McLachlan

University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Leigh Ladd

Charles Sturt University, Wagga, NSW, Australia

R. Mark Gillies

Medical Device Research Pty Ltd., Sydney, NSW, Australia

Paper No. SBC2011-53699, pp. 303-304; 2 pages
  • ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA, June 22–25, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5458-7
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


Heart failure is the fastest growing cardiovascular disorder. Incidence is rising at a rate of approximately 2% to 5% in people over 65 years of age, and 10% in people over 75 years of age [1]. Over 13 Million people suffer from heart failure in the USA, Europe, Canada and Australia, and heart failure is a leading cause of hospital admissions and re-admissions in Americans older than 65 years of age [2]. The secondary heart pump system is the expansion and recoil of the aorta which reduces heart load and drives left coronary artery blood flow. Increases in aortic stiffness are a result of elastin degradation due to ageing and/or cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis [3–5], which increase heart load and pulse pressure [6–10]. Significantly higher aortic stiffness is found in hypertensive and heart failure suffers [6,7,9–11]. Specifically, healthy aged subjects have been found to have aortic stiffness 50% higher relative to subjects in a young and healthy group, while symptomatic hypertensive patients in heart failure have aortic stiffness further increased by approx. 77% relative to the age matched healthy cohort (i.e. by ∼88% relative to the young and healthy group) [11].

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