Numerical evaluation of mechanical circulatory support of a patient specific fontan physiology
Throckmorton, Amy L. | 2013
A blood pump was specifically designed to augment flow from the great veins through the lungs. This therapeutic device seeks to ameliorate the poor physiology of the failing univentricular circulation and would result in a paradigm shift in the treatment strategy for Fontan patients. Numerical modeling was performed in this thesis project in order to advance the design of the device and to investigate the interaction effects of the pump and the Fontan physiology. This work was completed in two phases.