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An Investigation of the Pump Operating Characteristics as a Novel Control Index for LVAD Control

Seongjin Choi, J. Robert Boston, and James F. Antaki
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 3, no. 1, pp.100-108, 2005

Abstract : This work presents a novel control index to regulate the pump speed of an axial flow blood pump for the left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The control index is based on the characterization of pump operating conditions such as normal or suction status. The pump operating characteristics reveal that a certain pulsatility relationship between the pump pressure difference and the pump flow is a unique index to identify the pump operating status under the diverse pump operating environments.

Keyword : Axial flow blood pump, control index, LVAD, pump characteristics.

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