The importance of experimental setups able to reproduce cardiac functions was well established in the field of clinical innovations. The mock circulatory loops acquired rising relevance, and the possibility to have a complete reproduction of different and specific fluid dynamic conditions within the setup is pivotal. A system with enough versatility to reproduce the physiologic range of both flows and pressures is required. This study describes the design of a versatile setup composed by a custom pulsatile left ventricular pump system and a 3D-printed mock circulatory loop for the in vitro analysis of a patient-specific case of an aortic complex. The performances of the pump were validated first with a set of test flow profiles. It was demonstrated that the system was able to cover a wide range of aortic and mitral flows. Second, the pump system was inserted within the full mock circulatory loop. A patient-specific case was reproduced, both in terms of flow and pressure profiles. A successful validation of the flow and pressure waveforms was obtained by using patient-specific in vivo data from magnetic resonance analysis.

High-Versatility Left Ventricle Pump and Aortic Mock Circulatory Loop Development for Patient-Specific Hemodynamic in Vitro Analysis

Vignali E.
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Gasparotti E.;Mariotti A.;Celi S.
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2022-01-01

Abstract

The importance of experimental setups able to reproduce cardiac functions was well established in the field of clinical innovations. The mock circulatory loops acquired rising relevance, and the possibility to have a complete reproduction of different and specific fluid dynamic conditions within the setup is pivotal. A system with enough versatility to reproduce the physiologic range of both flows and pressures is required. This study describes the design of a versatile setup composed by a custom pulsatile left ventricular pump system and a 3D-printed mock circulatory loop for the in vitro analysis of a patient-specific case of an aortic complex. The performances of the pump were validated first with a set of test flow profiles. It was demonstrated that the system was able to cover a wide range of aortic and mitral flows. Second, the pump system was inserted within the full mock circulatory loop. A patient-specific case was reproduced, both in terms of flow and pressure profiles. A successful validation of the flow and pressure waveforms was obtained by using patient-specific in vivo data from magnetic resonance analysis.
2022
Vignali, E.; Gasparotti, E.; Mariotti, A.; Haxhiademi, D.; Ait-Ali, L.; Celi, S.
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