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The authors are currently developing an intelligent automatic control algorithm to adjust pump flow in relation to demand and prevent overpumping and ventricular suction.
Reference: Salamonsen RF, Lim E, Moloney J, Lovell NH, Rosenfeldt FL. Anatomy and physiology of left ventricular suction induced by rotary blood pumps. Artif Organs. 2015 Jul 6. doi: 10.1111/aor.12550. [Epub ahead of print]