Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 237–241 | Cite as

Rotor Pumps for Artificial and Assisted Circulation


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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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