BIOMEDICAL FLUID MECHANICS
Heart-lung machines are used to support patients during operations such as open-heart surgery. In addition Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a therapy used to support patients suffering from respiratory or cardiac failure. Typically, blood is drawn from a femoral vein, oxygenated and pumped back into a femoral artery. Complications in patients un- dergoing this therapy occur frequently and some have a detrimental effect on mortality.
We search for flow related causes for complications, in particular acute-kidney injury (AKI), by developing theoretical and experimenta blood flow models in the human arterial system.
drs. Sander Rigter, drs. Imre Krabbenbos, Frans G.J. Waanders EKP, EBCP (Anthonius Ziekenhuis Nieuwegein)
dr. Stefan Sandker, Lonneke Gelderblom, MSc (Medical Spectrum Twente)
prof. dr. ir. Kees Venner, Steven Wanrooij (technician) (Engineering Fluid Dynamics, University of Twente)