As a medical device proves successful in adult patients, it is anticipated that a similar solution for pediatrics may be developed. However, in many cases this task has proved to be much more complex than simply scaling the device down for a miniature adult patient. Pediatric patients present a unique set of characteristics and constraints not seen in adults. These include a large range of sizes from infants to adolescents, the possible growth of the patient during use, possible anatomical deformities and a body that has not fully matured.
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The Challenges of Developing a Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device From a Fluid Dynamics Perspective
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Roszelle, BN, Cooper, BT, Yang, N, Deutsch, S, & Manning, KB. "The Challenges of Developing a Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device From a Fluid Dynamics Perspective." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Naples, Florida, USA. June 16–19, 2010. pp. 241-242. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2010-19549
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