1st Edition

Bioengineering and Biomaterials in Ventricular Assist Devices

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ISBN 9780367686321
October 8, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
392 Pages 222 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Often associated with artificial hearts, Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) are blood pumps that can provide circulatory assistance to the left ventricle, the right ventricle, or both. Bioengineering and Biomaterials in Ventricular Assist Devices details constructive details of VADs and the biomaterials used in their development and support.

  • Establishes an area of intersection between engineering and medicine
  • Shows process development from mechanical design to automation and control
  • Discusses biofunctional materials, tribology in ceramic biomaterials, biosensors, and surface engineering and blood

This text is aimed at advanced students, researchers, and practicing engineers conducting work on VADs and will be of interest to a broad interdisciplinary group, including bioengineers, materials engineers, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers.

Table of Contents

Part I: Bioengineering in Ventricular Assist Devices. 1. Indications and Medical Clinic. 2. VAD Design. 3. Electromechanical Actuators. 4. Control Systems. 5. Cardiac Simulators. 6. Supervisory and Intelligent Systems. Part II: Biomaterials in Ventricular Assist Devices. 7. Hemodynamic Simulation. 8. Tribology in Ceramic Biomaterials. 9. Biofunctional Materials. 10. Biosensors. 11. Surface Engineering and Blood

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Eduardo Guy Perpétuo Bock is Associate Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Bioengineering and Biomaterials at the Department of Mechanics in Federal Institute of São Paulo since 2007. He is Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering by University São Judas Tadeu, Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering by State University of Campinas. He worked as Field Engineer in Angel Medical Systems in Shrewsbury, New Jersey; Assistant Professor in FAAP, São Paulo; and Project Intern in Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He has filed the patent “Implantable equipment for temporary life support of patients waiting for heart transplantation”. In addition, he had published 3 books, 14 chapters and 44 papers in scientific journals with 427 citations. He has experience in the field of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis on Bioengineering acting mainly on the following themes: Biomaterials, Tribology, Numerical Simulation, Control Systems, Artificial Organs, Artificial Heart, Ventricular Assist Devices and Mechanical Circulatory Support.