Modelling Cardiovascular–Rotary Blood Pump Interactions

Implantable rotary blood pumps have potential as bridge-to-transplantation and destination therapy devices for end-stage heart failure patients.

Simplified fluid-structure interaction model of ventricular assist flow in the presence of contracting heart wall and aortic valve leaflets. Ventricular inlet (left) and outlet (right) boundaries are shown as white squares, and ventricular assist flow occurs through the outlet at the bottom.

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