Some Engineering Problems Associated with Open-Heart Surgery
Holmlund, Blaine Adrian
This thesis discusses four problems associated with open-heart surgery; namely; (a) the design of a level control device to automatically replenish blood in an oxygenator. (b) The development of a rotating-disk heat exchanger which serves the dual purpose of oxygenating the blood and providing rapid heat transfer. (c) The design of a temperature-regulation unit for hypothermia techniques. (d) The design of an efficient heat exchanger to investigate the advantages of the "Drew" technique.