Artificial ventricles with an atrial chamber for assisted circulation
1. The use of an artificial ventricle (AV) with atrial chamber for the assisted circulation results in higher output, for the same expenditure of energy, than the use of an AV without atrium.
2. The use of an atrial chamber connected to the AV considerably reduces the amplitude of pulsations of input pressure and enables the entire load to be taken off the left ventricle.
3. The AV with atrial chamber has higher sensitivity to the venous inflow than an AV without atrial chamber.
KeywordsLeft Ventricle Input Pressure Entire Load Atrial Chamber Assisted Circulation
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