PORTABLE INTRA-AORTIC BALLOON PUMP CONTROLLER FOR OPTIMAL CARDIAC ASSISTANCE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,542.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
19340
Agency Tracking Number:
19340
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7881 West 25th Court, Hialeah, FL, 33016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
J Malvern Benjamin Jr
(305) 866-4919
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A PORTABLE AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE INTRA-AORTIC BALLOON PUMP. THE SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED BY PROVIDE MAXIMUM IMPROVEMENT IN THE ENERGETICS OF THE FAILING CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM. THE CONCEPT IS TO FURNISH, DURING ASSISTANCE, AN OPTIMAL BALANCE BETWEEN THE INCREASE IN OXYGEN AVAILABILITY TO THE MYOCARDIUM AND THE DECREASE IN ITS OXYGEN CONSUMPTION. THE SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED TO FUNCTION WITH MINIMAL OPERATOR INTERVENTION, AND TO CONTINUOUSLY ADJUST TO CHANGES IN THE PATIENT'S HEART RATE AND STATUS OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.

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