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DeBakey By-Pass Pump

DeBakey By-Pass Pump

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Description
The DeBakey paracorporeal left ventricular assist device was developed by scientists at Baylor and Rice Universities. The pump is gas generated and is made with Dacron reinforced with Salastic. A diaphragm separates the gas chamber from the blood chamber.
This example was developed by Dr. Michael DeBakey (1908-2008) in the mid-1960's. The pump lies outside the body, one tube is inserted into the left atrium, and a second tube goes into the right auxiliary artery. DeBakey reported on three cases using this pump in a 1971 article "Left Ventricular Bypass Pump for Cardiac Assistance" in The American Journal of Cardiology.
This pump is a direct descendant of an earlier by-pass pump developed in DeBakey’s laboratory. See Accession 256189.01.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pump, by-pass, cardiac
by-pass pump
date made
ca 1965
date(s) of previous ownership
1985-03-28
place made
United States: Texas, Houston
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
dacron (overall material)
salastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 7 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in
overall, mounted: 9 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 in; 23.495 cm x 9.525 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
2012.0165.872
catalog number
2012.0165.872
accession number
2012.0165
Credit Line
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
subject
Cardiology
Artificial Organs
Medicine
Invention
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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