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Systolic Counterpulsation

  • S. D. Moulopoulos

Abstract

Mechanical assistance to the failing circulation can be effected by following two principles:
  1. 1.

    An external or internally implanted energy source may provide the circulatory system with the missing power to achieve adequate flow to the peripheral organs.

     
  2. 2.

    A mechanical device can be used to affect hemodynamic parameters within the two phases of each cardiac circulatory cycle, in order to increase peripheral flow to normal values.

     

Keywords

Aortic Pressure Aortic Flow Mechanical Assistance Ventricular Compliance Left Ventricular Contraction 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

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