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Centrifugal Blood Pump Design

Centrifugal Blood Pump Design

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Published by: Alen Koo on Nov 24, 2010
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Centrifugal Blood PumpCentrifugal Blood PumpImpeller Test & DesignImpeller Test & Design
Ryan KlatteRyan KlatteCCF Advisor CCF Advisor --Dr. William SmithDr. William SmithUniv. of Akron Advisor Univ. of Akron Advisor --Dr. StanDr. StanRittgersRittgersCleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland Clinic FoundationNational Science FoundationNational Science Foundation
 
Background:Background:
Statistics:Statistics:
 – – According to the National Center for Health According to the National Center for HealthStatistics, in 1996, 21 million Americans wereStatistics, in 1996, 21 million Americans wereafflicted with heart disease.afflicted with heart disease. – –In 1997, 726,974 Americans were killed by heartIn 1997, 726,974 Americans were killed by heartdisease, making it the number one cause of deathdisease, making it the number one cause of deathin the U.S.in the U.S.
 
(Background continued)(Background continued)
 Although many treatments are available for Although many treatments are available forheart disease victims, many require heartheart disease victims, many require hearttransplants to survive, let alone functiontransplants to survive, let alone functionnormally.normally.
Drawbacks of heart transplants:Drawbacks of heart transplants:
 – –Difficulty of finding donor organs.Difficulty of finding donor organs. – –Possibility of rejection.Possibility of rejection.

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