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Leon Ballabani

Department of Cardiac Surgery
Position: Research Assistant

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Artificial Organs; Assisted Circulation; Biomedical Engineering; Blood

Research interests

My research aims to enhance the effectiveness of devices designed for the mechanical circulatory support of patients with heart defects, focusing on the development of a rotodynamic blood pump for Fontan patients.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

To evaluate and assess the hydraulic performance of a device as well as its hemocompatibility, various techniques are employed, including test benches for hydraulic characterization and blood experiments.