AnyHeart: A single-piece heart-saving implantable artificial heart (BVAD) - Monitoring and estimation

J. W. Park, J. Choi, J. J. Lee, K. Nam, J. Chung, S. K. Park, C. Y. Park, K. Sun, W. G. Kim, J. Kim, Byoung Goo Min

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AnyHeart is a single-piece, implantable biventricular assist device. This electromechanical BVAD has a moving-actuator mechanism. To monitor the status of AnyHeart from anywhere at any time, a portable personal digital assistant (PDA) monitor and web-based remote monitoring system were developed. The PDA local monitoring system has replaced bulky personal computer monitoring systems. The web-based remote monitoring system has several functions such as data collecting, storing, and posting through the internet. Basically, interventricular pressure (IVP) is a parameter indicating the filling level of the blood chambers of AnyHeart. The pump output can be estimated using IVP, which is acquired noninvasively from AnyHeart. With the proposed method, we can estimate the pump output with a small margin of error.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-410
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Estimation
  • Implantable BVAD
  • Interventricular pressure
  • Monitoring system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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