Maurice S. Albin MD, (left) and
Leonid Bunegin, BS

Maurice S. Albin, MD, (left) and Leonid Bunegin, BS, display the two types of heart models used to test the aspiration (the removal of fluid, gas or air by suction) capabilities of various catheters. The model on the left represents the right atrial portion of the heart and the model on the right shows the complete right heart and pulmonary vessels. A multi-orificed catheter is seen threaded into the superior vena cava with the tip lying in the right atrium.

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