Soft robotic cardiac assistance
- Primary investigator: Dr Ali Alazmani
- Co-investigators: Dr Pete Culmer, Dr Osama Jaber (Leeds Teaching Hospitals)
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We are developing a soft active sleeve employed as a cardiac ventricular assist device that can deliver mechanical assistance to the arrested or failing heart, without contacting blood.
The advantages of a non-blood contacting cardiac assist device include obviating the need for anti-coagulation therapy, as well as reduction in thromboembolic and infectious complications.