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1st Edition

Bioengineering and Biomaterials in Ventricular Assist Devices

ISBN 9780367686321
Published October 8, 2021 by CRC Press
362 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 reviews 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

Chapter 1 VAD Design

Aron J. P. Andrade, Gustavo C. Andrade, Juliana Leme, and Bruno U. Silva

Chapter 2 Electromechanical Actuators

Breno Y. T. Nishida and Rogerio L. de Souza

Chapter 3 Cardiovascular System Simulators

Jeison Willian Gomes da Fonseca, Breno T. Y. Nishida, and Gustavo C. de Andrade

Chapter 4 Control Systems

Bruno Jesus dos Santos and Tarcísio F. Leão

Chapter 5 Supervisory and Intelligent Systems

Marcelo Barboza, José Ricardo de Sousa Sobrinho, Jonatas Dias, and Diolino José dos Santos Filho

Chapter 6 Safety and Security

André Cavalheiro

Part II Biomaterials in Ventricular Assist Devices

Chapter 7 Hemocompatibility, Hemolysis, Cell Viability, and Immunology

Wesley L. Fotoran

Chapter 8 Computational Hemodynamics

Guilherme B. Lopes Jr, Luben Cabezas-Gómez, and Raquel J. Lobosco

Chapter 9 Biofunctional Materials

Rosa Corrêa Leoncio de Sá

Chapter 10 Bioceramics for VADs

Fernando dos Santos Ortega

Chapter 11 Tribology in Ceramic Biomaterials

Rodrigo Lima Stoeterau

Chapter 12 Surface Engineering of Biomaterials by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation

César A. Antônio, Rosana F. Antônio, Elidiane C. Rangel, and Nilson C. Cruz

Chapter 13 Additive Manufacturing for VADs

Adriana Del Monaco De Maria and Evandro Drigo

Chapter 14 Laser Additive Manufacturing for the Realization of New Material Concepts

Wilhelm Pfleging and Juliana dos Santos Solheid

Chapter 15 Biosensors

Bruno Jesus dos Santos and Henrique Stelzer Nogueira

Chapter 16 Optics and VADs

Isac K. Fujita and Sergio Y. Araki

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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.