Numerical analysis of two-stage axial blood pump based on blood damage

Bingjing Zhou, Teng Jing, Fangqun Wang, Zhaoming He

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The implantable miniaturized axial blood pump works at a high rotational speed, which increases the risk of blood damage. In this article, we aimed to reduce the possibility of hemolysis and thrombosis by designing a two-stage axial blood pump. Under the operation conditions of flow rate 5 L/min and outlet pressure of 100 mm Hg, we carried out the numerical simulation on the two-stage and single-stage blood pumps to compare the hemolysis and platelet activation state. The results turned out that the hemolysis index of two-stage axial blood pump was better while the platelet activation state was worse than those of single stage design. On the index of hemolysis level and platelet activation state, the design of the two-stage pump with the low and high-head impeller combination was better than the two-stage pump with the equal heads, or the high and low-head impeller combination. In terms of reducing the risk of blood damage for implantable miniaturized axial blood pump, the research result can provide some theoretical basis and new design ideas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-690 and 697
JournalShengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi/Journal of Biomedical Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016


  • Hemolysis
  • Numerical simulation
  • Thrombosis
  • Two-stage axial blood pump


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