Journal of Artificial Organs

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 0149–0155

The present and future state of nonpulsatile artificial heart technology

  • T. Yamane

DOI: 10.1007/s100470200027

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Yamane, T. J Artif Organs (2002) 5: 0149. doi:10.1007/s100470200027


 The difference between Japan and the United States in the roles of the artificial heart, domestic needs for the artificial heart, and classification of artificial hearts according to configuration and generation are described. The present trend in the third generation is toward long-term nonpulsatile artificial hearts. Individual characteristics of the second and third generations are described, and the performance data are listed for all pulsatile and nonpulsatile pumps in the world.

Key words Artificial heartCentrifugal pumpAxial flow pump

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© The Japanese Society for Artifical Organs 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Yamane
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  1. 1.Institute of Human Science and Biomedical Engineering, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Namiki 1-2, Tsukuba 305-8564, Japan Tel. +81-298-61-7057; Fax +81-298-61-7848 e-mail: yaman.t@aist.go.jpJP