Safety Aware Pump-Control for a Rotary ECMO Blood Pump
During ECMO, about 12 % of all complications are caused by the blood pump or by air in the circuit. In addition, hemolysis, which bases on activation within the blood pump, causes complications during 7 % of all ECMO treatments. Since ECMO is still an ultima-ratio therapy we want to improve this situation by introducing a safe, but also automated ECMO setup, which can be run by a closed-loop control.
Stollenwerk, A., Gathmann, F., Arens, J., Bensberg, R., Walter, M., Kopp, R., and Kowalewski, S.