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Distribution of Hepatic Venous Blood in the Total Cavo Pulmonary Connection: An In Vitro Study Into the Effects of Connection Geometry

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Peter G. Walker, Ghanem F. Oweis

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

Kevin G. Watterson

Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds, United Kingdom

J Biomech Eng 123(6), 558-564 (Jul 25, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1407827 History: Received April 27, 2000; Revised July 25, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Scale drawings of the four TCPC geometries
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The effect of cardiac output on the power loss in the four TCPC geometries. RPA flow is 60 percent of cardiac output.
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The effect of RPA:LPA flow split on the power loss in all four TCPC geometries. Cardiac output is 6.5 L/min.
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The effect of cardiac output on the distribution of IVC flow in the cowled geometry. V=relative volume flux and Crel=relative concentration.
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The effect of RPA:LPA flow split on the relative concentration at 6.5 L/min cardiac output for all four TCPC geometries
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The effect of RPA:LPA flow split on the relative volume flux at 6.5 L/min cardiac output for all four TCPC geometries
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Flow visualization in the flared geometry. Top=70 percent of flow to the right. Bottom=70 percent of flow to the left.
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Flow visualization in the cowl geometry. Top=70 percent of flow to the right. Bottom=70 percent of flow to the left.

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