Accession Number : AD0741387

Title :   Assisted Circulation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TULANE UNIV NEW ORLEANS LA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Hewitt,Robert L.

Report Date : 20 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Studies in assisted circulation have been directed toward the basic physiology occurring during various forms of circulatory assist systems. A technique for continuous monitoring of left ventricular volume was developed and applied to observations during heart bypass. An extensive study of the Army Pulsatile Blood Pump included changes in hemodynamics, metabolic studies, serum enzymes, blood elements, catecholamines and other amines. A second area related to restoration of circulation following prolonged ischemic arrest included development of a practical animal model to test techniques of preservation during circulatory arrest. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MECHANICAL ORGANS, *HEART), (*CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, PUMPS), ARRHYTHMIA, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, HEART, PHYSIOLOGY, BLOOD CIRCULATION, BLOOD PRESSURE, METABOLISM, BLOOD CHEMISTRY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE