Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
An investigation of the performance of a new Mechanical thrombectomy device using Bond Graph modelling: application to the extraction of blood clots in the middle cerebral artery
Year:2011

Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Mechanical aeronautics and naval engineering,
  • Information technology and adata processing

Information
Abstract
A number of Thrombectomy devices using a variety of methods have now been developed to facilitate clot removal. We present research involving one such experimental device recently developed in the UK, called a 'GP' Thrombus-Aspiration- Device (GPTAD). This device has the potential to bring about the extraction of a thrombus. Although the device is at a relatively early stage of development, the results look encouraging. In this work, we present an analysis and modelling of the GPTAD by means of the Bond Graph technique; it seems to be a highly effective method of simulating the device under a variety of conditions. Such modelling is useful in optimising the GPTAD and predicting the result of clot extraction. The aim of this simulation model is to obtain the minimum pressure necessary to extract the clot and to verify that, both the pressure and the time required to complete the clot extraction are realistic for use in clinical situations, and are consistent with any experimentally obtained data. It is therefore necessary to consider aspects from rheology and mechanics.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modelling and Simulation International
ISBN
0037-5497
Impact factor JCR
0,793
Impact info
Volume
Journal number
From page
1
To page
9
Month
AGOSTO
Ranking
2º tercio
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías ferroviarias y simulación avanzada
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación