Autonomic nerve function with an artificial heart and ventricular assist device

Tomoyuki Yambe, Shun Suke Nanka, Akira Tanaka, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Makoto Yoshizawa, Kou Ichi Tabayashi, Hiroshi Takeda, Shin Ichi Nitta

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Although the autonomic nervous system is important for the quality of life of patients with an artificial heart, there has been little research in this field. Long ago, Atsumi et al. studied the artificial heart syndrome and the autonomic nerve. Kojima and Nose reported on the RP rotary pump and hemodynamic fluctuations. Direct recording of autonomic nerve discharges in an animal with an artificial heart had begun in the autonomic nerve activities record of the mechanical heart and succeeded in Tohoku. The autonomic nervous system function attracts attention all the more in RP as well in the clinical beginning. We summarize recent autonomic nerve research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Artificial Organs
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Chaos
  • Rotary pump
  • Spectral analysis
  • Ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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