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HeartAssist5® is Designed for Improved Transfer of the Native Human Pulse

Some side effects experienced by current generation LVADs may arise from not having the same level of pulsatility as the HeartAssist5®. Included here is a paper authored by O.H. Frazier,MD, Hassan A. Khalil, MD, Robert Benkowski, BS, and William E. Cohn, MD, titled “Optimization of axial-pump pressure sensitivity for a continuous-flow total artificial heart.”

An Engineering Feat Gives Hearts Extra Life

Reliant’s system acts like your car’s dashboard. “If a patient’s pump has any sign of a challenge, like dehydration or low flow, the remote monitoring system signals the change to a data-collection center that notifies the transplant center as well as the individual,”