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Under Development: Pneumatic Heart Pump for Minimally Invasive Delivery, Vienna University of Technology Study



9/15/2009 8:01:40 AM

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medgadget -- Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology (Technische Universit├Ąt Wien) have developed a prototype pneumatic ventricular assist pump that is almost small enough to be delivered percutaneously via a catheter. The current model is only about 10 mm wide and 90 mm long, which means that a clinically useful device would have to be half the size. The development of the new device was commissioned by Werner Mohl, a clinical professor of cardiac surgery at TU Vienna.

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