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Development of a Surgical Tool for Off-Pump Deployment of a Ventricular Assist Device1

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J. Ryan Stanfield

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

James W. Long

INTEGRIS Advanced Cardiac Care,
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center,
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033804Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030936 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1115; doi: 10.1115/1.4033804 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Fig. 1

(a) Prototype dilator tool for apical access, featuring (b) deployable access port and (c) conical tip removable dilator tool with helical piles

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Ex vivo testing and analysis of dilator tool showing (a) full engagement of tool, (b) removal of dilator, and (c) cut-away of access port for depth penetration feasibility



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