Prof. Dr. Stefanos Demertzis
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.
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.
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).