Simulation and optimization of intra-aortic balloon pumping

O. Barnea*, B. Smith, T. W. Moore, D. Jaron

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The interaction between the intra-aortic balloon pump and the cardiovascular system was studied to formulate a performance index and to design an optimal control system. An optimal control algorithm was selected and adapted to operate in a constrained time-varying environment. The optimization algorithm was implemented in a microprocessor-based controller which was successfully tested in animal experiments. Model predictions were also used to design a real-time interactive computer simulation to train intra-aortic balloon pump operators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0818621141
StatePublished - Sep 1989
EventProceedings - Computers in Cardiology - Jerusalem, Isr
Duration: 19 Sep 198922 Sep 1989

Publication series

NameComputers in Cardiology
ISSN (Print)0276-6574


ConferenceProceedings - Computers in Cardiology
CityJerusalem, Isr


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