Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 237–241

Rotor Pumps for Artificial and Assisted Circulation


DOI: 10.1007/s10527-011-9196-y

Cite this article as:
Itkin, G.P. & Selishchev, S.V. Biomed Eng (2011) 44: 237. doi:10.1007/s10527-011-9196-y

The history of development of rotor pumps for artificial and assisted circulation is discussed in this work. Advantages of rotor pumps over pulsating pumps in implanted systems are considered: minimal size, energy consumption, and cost. Major directions in the development of rotor pumps include bearing elements, which determine pump service life. Axial pumps are considered in more detail. Commercially available axial pump models used in clinics are considered in more detail.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shumakov Federal Scientific Center for Transplantology and Artificial OrgansMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State Institute of Electronic EngineeringZelenogradRussia