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Biventricular Heart Failure During Mechanical Circulatory Support


Term:

IAP

Department:

HST: Health Sciences and Technology

Faculty Supervisor:

Elazer Edelman

Faculty email:

ere@mit.edu

Apply by:

December 20, 2020

Contact:

To apply, please contact Kimberly Lamberti (kkl@mit.edu) with a copy of your resume.

Project Description

Our interdisciplinary team of engineers and clinicians is working to study device-heart interactions during mechanical circulatory support for heart failure patients. The objective of this project is to study the cardiovascular energetics and dynamics during biventricular heart failure and circulatory support. This project will involve analysis of clinical and device functional data to gain critical insights into complex cardiovascular physiology and ventricular coupling. With preliminary data already available, this project can be conducted fully remotely.

Pre-requisites

MATLAB proficiency, interest in biomedical engineering, medical devices, cardiovascular physiology and/or pump design and function