Special Section Technical Briefs

Fontan Circulatory Assist Device1

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Choon-Sik Jhun, Raymond Newswanger, Joshua P. Cysyk, Megan Stauffer

Department of Surgery,
College of Medicine,
Penn State University,
State College, PA 16801

William Weiss, Gerson Rosenberg

Department of Surgery,
College of Medicine,
Penn State University,
State College, PA 16801;
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
College of Engineering,
Penn State University,
State College, PA 16801

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 16, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020924 (Jun 01, 2015) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1117; doi: 10.1115/1.4030136 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 16, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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Fig. 1

Prototype FCAD pump with 11-disk rotor; cross section (a) and components (b)

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Fig. 2

Mock circulatory loop testing (a), surgical configuration of the FCAD (b)

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Fig. 3

A comparison of computational and experimental results for the prototype FCAD: (a) 11-disk rotor and (b) three-disk rotor

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Fig. 4

Forward pressure drop measured with the motor stopped




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