Viscoelastic Impedance Adapter (VIA)

Product Code: VIA7991

The ViVitro Viscoelastic Impedance Adapter (VIA) works in conjunction with the SuperPump pulsatile pump to produce more realistic physiological ventricular pressures. It consists of a fixed resistive element and two adjustable compliance chambers to simulate ventricular viscoelastic behavior. The VIA is installed at the interface between a flow source and a load such as a ViVitro Labs SuperPump (10647) and Model Left Heart (SD2001-1) in a Pulse Duplicator (18363) configuration.

Without a VIA, Pulse Duplicator systems tend to generate high frequency pressure and flow oscillations during closure of the aortic and mitral valve. The influence of the VIA on pressure and flow waveforms has been described in a publication by Jennings et al.

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  • Adjustable dP/dt ratio to produce both physiological and diseased cardiac models
  • Filters high frequency noise when testing prosthetic valves and aortic conduits
  • Easily adjusted
  • ViVitro SuperPump with VIA
    ViVitro SuperPump with VIA
  • ViVitro SuperPump with Pump Head and VIA
    ViVitro SuperPump with Pump Head and VIA


Fixed resistance
200 c.g.s. units
Compliance air volumes
SOURCE 0-120 ml, OUTPUT 0-60 ml, syringe adjustable
Total liquid volume
500 ml with SOURCE / OUTPUT compliance air volumes zero
Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Delrin, Nylon, Polyethylene, Stainless Steel, Viton
1 kg

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