A preclinical cadaver fitting study of implantable biventricular assist device - AnyHeart™

Jae Seung Shin, Kyung Sun, Ho Sung Son, H. M. Kim, K. T. Kim, S. S. Ahn, S. Y. Park, Y. R. Rho, H. S. Lee, B. G. Min

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Abstract

A multifunctional, Korean-made artificial heart (AnyHeart™) was developed, and prior to its clinical application, a cadaver-fitting study was performed. The study proposed to determine the optimal cannulation approach, implantation technique and route of the cannula to minimize the organ compression of AnyHeart™. The anatomical feasibility and a variety of surgical techniques were evaluated using ten preserved, human cadavers. Implanting AnyHeart™ with ease is possible using various approaches, including a median sternotomy, and a right or left lateral thoracotomy. The lateral thoracotomy approach is shown to be safe and reproducible, especially in patients who have already undergone an operation that used a median sternotomy. The results of this study will guide improvements in the designs of cannulae and AnyHeart™ for future clinical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-500
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Volume27
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 1

Keywords

  • AnyHeart™
  • Artificial heart
  • Cadaver
  • Experimental
  • Implants
  • Ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Shin, J. S., Sun, K., Son, H. S., Kim, H. M., Kim, K. T., Ahn, S. S., Park, S. Y., Rho, Y. R., Lee, H. S., & Min, B. G. (2004). A preclinical cadaver fitting study of implantable biventricular assist device - AnyHeart™. International Journal of Artificial Organs, 27(6), 495-500.