Implantable Medical Devices: 2nd Edition

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 1030

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Dear Colleagues,

Research that will result in the eventual development of implantable medical devices must be of the highest scientific standard in order to help ensure patient safety. However, those of us who specialize in translational research also understand that other considerations must often be made when designing these projects. Future regulatory and reimbursement considerations must be made when setting up research on implantable medical devices. As a result, there is a higher probability that this research will be applied to, and be useful for, a commercially viable device.  

In order to showcase translational research, MDPI’s Bioengineering journal is offering a second Special Issue dedicated to research on implantable medical devices. The goal of this is to further highlight cutting-edge research that has a high probability of leading to either improvements or developments in medical implants. The research presented can range from basic science studies to biomechanics and biomaterials research used for testing in large animals. This Special Issue will include a broad range of novel research related to medical devices across all sectors.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, research on the development and evaluation of implants in the following areas:

  • Orthopedic and spine;
  • Cardiovascular;
  • Pulmonary;
  • Neural;
  • Tissue-engineered products;
  • Drug delivery.

Prof. Dr. Elizabeth A Friis
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  • orthopedic and spine
  • cardiovascular
  • pulmonary
  • neural
  • tissue-engineered products
  • drug delivery

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The Effect of Mechanical Circulatory Support on Blood Flow in the Ascending Aorta: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study
by Sapir Hazan Shenberger and Idit Avrahami
Bioengineering 2024, 11(3), 238; - 28 Feb 2024
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Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices are designed for short-term treatment in cases of acute decompensated heart failure as a bridge to transplant or recovery. Some of the known complications of MCS treatments are related to their hemodynamics in the aorta. The current [...] Read more.
Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices are designed for short-term treatment in cases of acute decompensated heart failure as a bridge to transplant or recovery. Some of the known complications of MCS treatments are related to their hemodynamics in the aorta. The current study investigates the effect of MCS on the aortic flow. The study uses combined experimental and numerical methods to delineate complex flow structures. Particle image velocimetry (PIV) is used to capture the vortical and turbulent flow characteristics in a glass model of the human aorta. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses are used to complete the 3D flow in the aorta. Three specific MCS configurations are examined: a suction pump with a counterclockwise (CCW) rotating impeller, a suction pump with a clockwise (CW) rotating impeller, and a discharge pump with a straight jet. These models were examined under varying flow rates (1–2.5 L/min). The results show that the pump configuration strongly influences the flow in the thoracic aorta. The rotating impeller of the suction pump induces a dominant swirling flow in the aorta. The swirling flow distributes the incoming jet and reduces the turbulent intensity near the aortic valve and in the aorta. In addition, at high flow rates, the local vortices formed near the pump are washed downstream toward the aortic arch. Specifically, an MCS device with a CCW rotating impeller induces a non-physiological CCW helical flow in the descending aorta (which is opposite to the natural helical flow), while CW swirl combines better with the natural helical flow. Full article
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