The pump features an optical sensor that physicians can use to position and reposition the device without relying on a cath lab, X-ray, or ultrasound imaging. The sensor can be used either during initial implantation of the pump or while the patient is in the ICU, if necessary.
The pump can deliver up to 4.3 liters of blood per minute, which is about 85% of a normal full cardiac cycle, all while providing real-time information on an accompanying controller about important hemodynamic numbers such as left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and cardiac power output (CPO).
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