Dynatek’s First: Commercially Available Pulsatile Artificial Heart Tester

December 2004

A commercially available pulsatile ventricular assist device (LVAD) durability and performance tester was first introduced by Dynatek. To our knowledge, this is still the only commercially available pulsatile circulatory support device tester in the world. Outfitted with silicone arteries and peripheral vessels as well as a computer controlled ventricular actuator, the PVAD line of tunable testers already has over 175,000 hours worth of testing to prove its reliability. With modular vascular resistance and compliance elements along with the tunable ventricle, the PVAD can attain virtually any pulsatile cardiovascular condition that might be needed to evaluate a circulatory assist device, such as an artificial heart (TAH).