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LVAD implantation measurements

Key Investigators

Presenter location: In-person

Project Description

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implantation is a surgical procedure commonly employed in the field of cardiac surgery to support individuals with severe heart failure. This innovative technology involves the insertion of a mechanical pump, known as an LVAD, which assists the weakened left ventricle in pumping blood throughout the body. Knowing the LVAD position and angle after implantation is crucial for several reasons in the realm of cardiac surgery and patient care, such as: Optimal Device Function, Minimizing Complications, Improve the Quality of Life, Long-Term Device Durability, Postoperative Monitoring of Device Function, Individualized Patient Care


We aim to create an extension that allows us to conduct measurements using standard methods.

Approach and Plan

Collaboratively addressing the issue.

Progress and Next Steps

A recent advancement has been achieved with the development of a new extension. This extension is designed to utilize segmented anatomical structures of the heart as input data, leveraging this information to calculate the optimal position for the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). This innovative approach marks a significant step forward in the field, enhancing precision and efficiency in determining the most suitable placement for LVADs based on segmented anatomical data of the heart.


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