The N 100PC Blood Pump and Energy Convertor

Description
This version of the N100PC ventricular assist drive without encapsulation shows the inner workings of the pump. The N100PC was used in clinical trials between1993 and 2011.
A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), is a mechanical pump used to partially or completely replace a diseased human heart. Unlike a total artificial heart, the patient’s human heart is left in place, helping the damaged to push blood through the body.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
blood pump and energy convertor
cardiolgy
cardiology
date made
ca 1990
maker
World Heart Corporation
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 13.97 cm x 16.51 cm
overall: 19.8 cm x 15.5 cm x 6 1/2 in; 7 25/32 in x 6 3/32 in x 16.51 cm
place made
United States: California, Berkeley
ID Number
2011.0197.08
accession number
2011.0197
catalog number
2011.0197.08
patent number
4,167,046
subject
Medicine
Cardiology
Artificial Organs
Health Care
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Artificial Hearts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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