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Cardiovascular engineering

Cardiovascular engineering

TEAM
Prof. Dr. Stefanos Demertzis
Prof. Dr. Stefanos Demertzis
HEAD OF CARDIAC SURGERY

 

Stijn Vandenberghe
Stijn Vandenberghe
Project manager

 

Geni Singjeli
Geni Singjeli
Junior engineer

 

Mira Puthettu
Mira Puthettu
Engineer

 


Objectives

To develop applied research projects conducted in synergy between physicians and bioengineers in order to find solutions to clinical problems through analysis and applications of structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, electrical engineering and in vitro and in silico simulations and through cardiovascular modelling.

Projects

Pulsing-Pump

Development of an innovative simulator of the cardiovascular system, originally developed by the ETH Zurich, with adjustable physiological pulsatility functionality to simulate different physiological situations. Pulsatility is achieved by accelerations and decelerations of a roundabout pump using a sophisticated algorithm developed in-house.

Airvent

Development of an innovative device that ensures the removal of all air from cardiac chambers after minimally invasive cardiac surgery to avoid emboli.

Prevention of intra-procedural stroke through blood flow modulation

Preventing or reducing micro-embolization during TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) by modulating blood flow characteristics in the aortic arch for short periods.

Networks and collaborations

ETH Zurich; Politecnico di Milano; Università di Pavia; Italy, European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

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CH-6900 Lugano
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Contacts and information

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Prof. Dr. Stefanos Demertzis

HEAD OF CARDIAC SURGERY

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Prof. Dr. Stefanos Demertzis
Head of Cardiac Surgery Cardiac Surgery

Scientific Director