V Congreso Latinoamericano de Ingeniería Biomédica (CLAIB2011)

Diseño de un Equipo Portable para el Transporte y la Conservación de Miocardios
Urra Llanusa José Carlos

Última modificación: 2011-03-30 11:23


This paper presents an equipment design for heart transportation and conservation in a transplant process. Its main goal is to extend the organs life ex-vivo by improving the conservation conditions. The second main goal is to develop a portable system. The conservation subsystem consists on a perfusion circuit that oxygenates a liquid that pass through the heart. This subsystem contains a reservoir for the organ and the liquid, a peristaltic pump, a neonatal oxygenator, a filter, a pressure sensor and a flow sensor. The refrigeration system has a peltier module combined with a conductor material, an isolation material and a set of temperature sensors. This circuit constantly auto regulates itself. The equipment also has an interface that enables the user to communicate and control the process.