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Acute Perforation Properties of the Right Atrial Appendage1

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Alexander R. Mattson

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455;
Department of Surgery,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Vladimir Grubac

Medtronic,
Minneapolis, MN 55432

Michael D. Eggen

Medtronic,
Minneapolis, MN 55432;
Department of Surgery,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Paul A. Iaizzo

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455;
Department of Surgery,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033147Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 16, 2016; published online May 12, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(2), 020946 (May 12, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1068; doi: 10.1115/1.4033147 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 16, 2016

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References

Mahapatra, S. , Bybee, K. A. , Bunch, T. J. , Espinosa, R. E. , Sinak, L. J. , Mcgoon, M. D. , and Hayes, D. L. , 2005, “ Incidence and Predictors of Cardiac Perforation After Permanent Pacemaker Placement,” Heart Rhythm, 2(9), pp. 907–911. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
Eggen, M. D. , Grubac, V. , and Bonner, M. D. , 2015, “ Design and Evaluation of a Novel Fixation Mechanism for a Transcatheter Pacemaker,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., 62(9), pp. 2316–2323. [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Custom-made test chamber, securing the RAA during applied perforations

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The general relationship between penetrator CSA and resultant perforation forces of both the pectinate muscles and the adhered epicardial surface (visceral pericardium) of swine RAA

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(a) Pectinate perforation force as a function of penetrator CSA varies across the pectinated region of the right atrium and (b) pectinate perforation force as a function of penetrator CSA varies across the pectinated region of the right atrium

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