The INCOR® system comprises the following components:
The basis of our INCOR® cannulae is the medical grade silicone. The advantages:
Thanks to the snap-in connectors, the pump can be safely and quickly coupled with the cannulae with absolute leakproof tightness. The patented mechanism allows for trouble-free de-airing of the system as well as simple position optimization of the pump-cannula combination.
The blood coming from the heart flows into the INCOR® axial pump and passes first through the inlet guide vane which ensures the laminar inflow to the rotor.
The rotor has an active magnetic bearing and generates the pumping activity, while floating without any contact, at a speed of 5,000 to 10,000 revolutions per minute. The outlet guide vane behind the rotor takes the rotation out of the turning blood with the specially aligned blading, thereby building additional pressure, and directs the blood through the outlet cannula to the aorta. The electrical energy to drive the pump is fed by a cable which is conducted through the skin on the right side of the patient. The pump cable is connected to the driving unit cable via a plug connector close to the patient. This unit monitors and controls the entire system and is connected to the batteries which supply the pump with power.
INCOR® creates a constant blood flow which, in combination with the residual cardiac contractility of the native left ventricle, results in a pulsatile blood flow. As the only axial system in the world, INCOR® has a free-floating rotor with active magnetic bearing.
In addition to our textured titanium inflow cannula, we offer two alternative outflow cannulae:
The INCOR® left ventricular assist device consists of the implantable pump and its various external components. The patient carries the control unit and batteries in the specially designed INCOR® carrier bag. It is used for the safe storage and transport of the components.
The pump cable is fed through the skin and connects the pump with the cable of the control unit via the plug coupling situated close to the patient. This unit controls and monitors the entire system. The main and backup batteries are connected to the control unit and supply the system with power. The battery life of up to seven hours ensures a high degree of mobility.