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A Cost-Effective Mock Circulatory System for Initial Testing of Cardiovascular Devices
R.R. Jeevan, T. Rebecca Nancy,
Published in Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Volume: 700
Pages: 1889 - 1896
In vitro and in vivo testing is mandatory for the successful functioning of any medical device. Mock circulatory system (MCS) constitutes a major component in the in vitro testing of cardiovascular devices. This paper documents the initial success with the design and evaluation of a cost-effective mock circulatory system for the testing of cardiovascular implants. The MCS was constructed using electromechanical components to replicate the human cardiovascular system. The entire system was volume and time controlled, similar to the human heart. The working of the MCS was validated by simulating the hemodynamic parameters for a healthy and diseased heart. The MCS maintained pressure and volume cycling within the time frame for one cardiac cycle (0.8 s). Hence, the functioning of the MCS was a close replication of the natural heart and can be used to test the functionality and durability of cardiovascular implants such as heart valves. © 2021, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
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JournalData powered by TypesetLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
PublisherData powered by TypesetSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH