In order to monitor changes in thrombus size on prosthetic surfaces in dogs, a simple heat transfer measuring system was incorporated into a small right atrial sword which has been previously described.1 This system provided a reliable and continuous measure of the amount of thrombus present on the sword. Initial thrombus formation was found to be complete within 45–90 min. Subsequent lysis of the thrombus was seem to occur in many cases after 8–12 hr of implantation.
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- Biomedical Engineering