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Artificial Hearts

Technology and Therapy Management

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1. Auflage, 2020

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to artificial hearts, summarizing the latest advances in basic technologies, design, evaluation, and management. Featuring 11 chapters, it discusses the origins of the artificial heart, the mechanisms of heart failure, and the principles of artificial heart technologies. Further, it offers an overview of rotary pumps and volume-displacement pumps, and addresses total artificial hearts. Lastly, the book covers evaluation, selection, therapy management, challenges, and the latest innovations. Given its scope, it is a valuable resource for researchers and technicians in the area of biomedical engineering, as well as surgeons.

Ming Yang is currently a Professor at the Department of Instrument Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He received his B. Eng. from Northeast Heavy Machinery Institute, Qiqihar, China, M. Eng. from Xian Jiao Tong University and Ph.D. from Tianjin University in 1985, 1990 and 1996, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, and a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, UK. His research interests include cardiac assist devices and power ultrasonics, especially in ultrasonic motors.

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