Development of a stroke output control algorithm using a fuzzy logic for a left ventricular assist device

  • Published : 1995.10.01


A new stroke output control algorithm with a fuzzy logic for an electrohydraulic left ventricular assist device(EH-LVAD) was developed. The EH-LVAD pumps out blood from left atrium actively. Excessive suction of blood may cause fatal damage in left atrium. The LVAD has to provide a maximal stroke output without collapse of left atrium. In this study a new fuzzy algorithm for predicting and detecting suction and doing proper action on LVAD without using an extra pressure sensor but with bellows pressure signal and motor current signal is developed. The performance of the fuzzy control algorithm is demonstrated by the results from mock circulatory experiments.