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Table 2 Auxiliary parameters used to estimate the cardiac load supported by the VAD

From: Windkessel model of hemodynamic state supported by a pulsatile ventricular assist device in premature ventricle contraction

Symbol Values Units Meaning of parameter
CLV 12.5 cc/mmHg Compliance of the LV during LV relaxation
0.66–12.5 Compliance of the LV during LV contraction
RAV 0.002 mmHg s/cc Resistance of the aortic valve when it opens
1000 Resistance of the aortic valve when it closes
RMV 0.01 mmHg s/cc Resistance of the mitral valve when it opens
1000 Resistance of the mitral valve when it closes
PLA 10 mmHg Blood pressure in the left atrium
VAD 2 (average) L/min Blood flow through the VAD
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