Anthropometric Study of the Pectoralis Minor Muscle as a Power Source to a Bio-pump in Terminal Insufficiency of the Heart MuscleStanisÅaw Rumian1*, JarosÅaw ZawiliÅski2, Piotr SzczaÅba2, Jerzy A, Walocha2, Justyna Sienkiewicz-ZawiliÅska2 and Janusz Skrzat2
- *Corresponding Author:
- StanisÅaw Rumian
Inter-University Center for New Techniques and Technologies in Medicine
(Jagiellonian University Medical College
Cracow University of Technology, AGH University of Science and Technology)
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 11, 2014; Accepted date: June 14, 2015; Published date: June 19, 2015
Citation: Rumian S, ZawiliÅski J, SzczaÅba P, Walocha JA, Sienkiewicz-ZawiliÅska J, et al. (2015) Anthropometric Study of the Pectoralis Minor Muscle as a Power Source to a Bio-pump in Terminal Insufficiency of the Heart Muscle. Angiol 3: 146. doi: 10.4172/2329-9495.1000146
Copyright: © 2015 Rumian S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study concerned the possibility of using superficial skeletal muscles of the thorax as a power source to a bio-pump used for supporting the hemodynamically insufficient heart muscle. Having thoroughly analyzed the topography, ways and sources of blood supply to the muscles, the pectoralis minor muscle was selected as the most suitable one for this purpose.