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8852072 Ventricular assist device for intraventricular placement  
A ventricular assist device includes a pump such as an axial flow pump, an outflow cannula connected to the outlet of the pump, and an anchor element. The anchor element is physically connected to...
8845510 Flexible galvanic primary and non galvanic secondary coils for wireless coplanar energy transfer (CET)  
Systems and methods of the invention generally involve a convertible power transfer system for supplying wireless energy to an implant. According to certain aspect, a system of the invention...
8845509 Ventricular assist device and related methods  
A method and system are provided for percutaneously gaining access to oxygenated blood with one or more anastomosis devices and pumping such oxygenated blood directly to the aorta adjacent to the...
8840538 Apical ring for ventricular assist device  
An apical ring for coupling a conduit of a ventricular assist device to a heart has an annular disk with a central aperture for receiving the conduit. A collar is axially aligned with the central...
8840539 Endovascular ventricular assist device, using the mathematical objective and principle of superposition  
This embodiment suggests new approach for Endovascular Ventricular Assist Device, using the mathematical objective & principle of superposition allow design and calculation of the body response to...
8834342 Rotary blood pump  
Various “contactless” bearing mechanisms including hydrodynamic, hydrostatic, and magnetic bearings are provided for a rotary pump as alternatives to mechanical contact bearings. These design...
8834343 Heart support device  
A heart support device for pulsatile delivery of blood comprising a first and a second ventricle and a pump. Both ventricles comprises a fluid chamber and a blood-conveying chamber, wherein each...
8834344 Left and right side heart support  
A cannulation system for cardiac support uses an inner cannula disposed within an outer cannula. The outer cannula includes a fluid inlet for placement within the right atrium of a heart. The...
8827889 Method and system for powering implantable devices  
A ventricular assist device (VAD) system includes one or more external subsystems including an amplifier energizing a drive loop with alternating current, and a Tx resonator inductively coupled to...
8827887 Assembly and method of implanting a heart assist system  
A needle guard is used when suturing the cuff of an attachment ring to the heart. The needle guard is disposed in the attachment ring to prevent other parts of the attachment ring from being...
8827888 Portable controller with integral power source for mechanical circulation support systems  
A portable external device for a mechanical circulation support system includes first and second power sources, e.g. batteries and control electronics for redundant uninterrupted operation of an...
8827890 Touch screen interface and infrared communication system integrated into a battery  
Apparatuses and methods relating to interfacing and controlling external batteries are described. In one embodiment, an external battery is integrated with a touch screen display. In one...
8821365 Rotation drive device and centrifugal pump apparatus using the same  
A centrifugal blood pump apparatus includes an impeller provided in a blood chamber, a plurality of permanent magnets provided in the impeller, and a plurality of sets of magnetic materials and...
8821571 Compensatory container  
The invention concerns compensatory container (1) to influence blood pressure, comprising volume chamber (2) with connectors (3) for connecting volume chamber (2) to a natural cardiovascular...
8821366 Transseptal cannula, tip, delivery system, and method  
A cannula assembly, further comprising a cannula body for directing blood from the heart of a patient, having distal and proximal ends and a lumen therebetween. A tip coupled to the distal end of...
8814776 Loading guide lumen  
An apparatus is disclosed including: an intracardiac pump device having a path for a guidewire extending through the pump device from a first opening to a second opening; and a lumen which extends...
8818489 Medical device sensing and detection during MRI  
A medical device includes a sensor for sensing for an MRI gradient magnetic field and a microprocessor configured to operate in a signal processing mode in which electrical signals induced by the...
8805497 Titrated intermittent pacing therapy  
Cardioprotective pre-excitation pacing may be applied to stress or de-stress a particular myocardial region delivering of pacing pulses in a manner that causes a dyssynchronous contraction. Such...
8801590 Catheter to assist the performance of a heart  
In a catheter (2) to assist the performance of a heart (1) with at least one pump (7), the pump is formed as a rotary pump at the distal end of the catheter (2), the rotor (6) lying distally on...
8795149 Pneumatic or hydraulic cardiac assist devices  
The embodiments relate to cardiac assist devices that comprise a jacket that wraps the exterior of the heart, where the jacket comprises one or more pneumatic or hydraulic bladders. The pneumatic...
8795150 Heart help device, system, and method  
A medical device for assisting in the maintaining of an opening created in the thoracic diaphragm is provided. The medical device comprises a diaphragm contacting part adapted to be placed in...
8790265 Method and device for the intermittent occlusion of the coronary sinus  
In a method for intermittently occluding the coronary sinus, in which the coronary sinus is occluded using an occlusion device, the fluid pressure in the occluded coronary sinus is continuously...
8790242 Ventricular volume reduction  
Devices and systems including implants (which may be removable) and methods of using them for reducing ventricular volume. The implants described herein are cardiac implants that may be inserted...
8790236 Axial flow-pump with multi-grooved rotor  
An axial-flow blood pump for pumping blood includes a substantially cylindrical outer enclosure. A tubular housing concentric with and located within the outer enclosure has at one end an inlet...
8784291 Transseptal cannula, tip, delivery system, and method  
A cannula assembly, further comprising a cannula body for directing blood from the heart of a patient, having distal and proximal ends and a lumen therebetween. A tip coupled to the distal end of...
8784292 Double balloon pump cardiac assist device and related method of use  
A system and method for cardiac assist of a heart in a beating stage comprising a double balloon catheter having a proximal end and a distal end, the catheter having at least one lumen; an...
8777832 Axial-centrifugal flow catheter pump for cavopulmonary assistance  
An axial-centrifugal flow catheter pump for cavopulmonary assistance is provided, incorporating a rotor providing both an axial fluid flow and a centrifugal fluid flow. The rotor includes a first...
8771164 Fluid pumping ventricular assist device and components with static seal  
A ventricular assist device (VAD) having static seal structure for a pump housing which includes a support structure, a first sealing element, and a second sealing element. The support structure...
8771165 Ventricular assist device cannula and ventricular assist device including the same  
Provided is a ventricular assist device cannula, and more particularly, a ventricular assist device cannula with electrodes. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a ventricular...
8764621 Transcutaneous power transmission and communication for implanted heart assist and other devices  
A system includes an implantable pump system for assisting blood flow in a patient including at least one movable valve. The movable valve is in a normally open state when the moveable valve is...
8764819 Arterial device, system and method for removing embolic debris  
An arterial device, system and method are provided for use with a patient undergoing a cardiac procedure. The system is configured for enabling one or more arterial devices to be accommodated in...
8753256 Portable controller with integral power source for mechanical circulation support systems  
A portable external device for a mechanical circulation support system includes first and second power sources, e.g. batteries and control electronics for redundant uninterrupted operation of an...
8747454 System for improving cardiac function  
A system for improving cardiac function is provided. A foldable and expandable frame having at least one anchoring formation is attached to an elongate manipulator and placed in a catheter tube...
8727960 Auxiliary artificial heart pump drive device and auxiliary artificial heart system  
An auxiliary artificial heart pump drive device for driving an auxiliary artificial heart pump includes first and second pump control parts which are arranged in duplexed configuration. Each pump...
8727959 Catheter pump for circulatory support  
A catheter pump intended to be inserted in the circulatory system, for example for assisting the heart, including a hollow catheter, a sheath, a drive cable, a drive shaft, a propeller, a proximal...
8721558 Device for determining the flow rate of a blood flow, and cardiovascular assist device  
A device for the in vivo determination of the blood flow rate in a patient's blood vessel includes a microelectrode arrangement provided for placement in the blood vessel, an electrical power...
8721516 Fluid pump with a rotor  
The invention relates to a fluid pump, in particular to a liquid pump having a rotor (18) with at least one rotor blade (20, 21) for conveying the fluid, the rotor being variable with respect to...
8721515 Rigid body aortic blood pump implant  
An implantable aortic blood pump includes a rigid body having wall extending along a long axis and defining an inflation port portion with an inflation aperture therethrough. The aperture is fluid...
8715151 Blood flow meter  
Materials and methods related to blood pump systems are described. These can be used in patients to, for example, monitor arterial pressure, measure blood flow, maintain left ventricular pressure...
8715305 Magnetic ventricular connector  
A magnetic coupling for connecting a cannula to the apex of a ventricle comprising a first member having a first orifice, a first magnetic material attached to the first member, a means for...
8690749 Wireless compressible heart pump  
An apparatus with a compressible construction having a wireless power source structured around a cylindrical-shaped support that suspends a motor within the vascular system while also supporting...
8684903 Therapeutic and surgical treatment method for providing cardiopulmonary and circulatory assist device  
The present disclosure relates to a therapeutic method for improving the hemodynamics, the overall microcirculation in organs, and the restoration and preservation of deficient endothelial...
8684904 Blood pump with expandable cannula  
A blood pump includes an impeller having a plurality of foldable blades and a cannula having a proximal portion with a fixed diameter, and a distal portion with an expandable diameter. The...
8684902 Rotary blood pump  
Various “contactless” bearing mechanisms including hydrodynamic and magnetic bearings are provided for a rotary pump as alternatives to mechanical contact bearings. In one embodiment, a pump...
8679030 Monitoring a condition of a subject  
A method of predicting an onset of apnea is described. Motion of a subject, including at least breathing-related motion, is sensed, and a signal corresponding to the sensed motion is generated. A...
8672827 Cardiac device and methods of use thereof  
Devices and methods are described herein which are directed to the treatment of a patient's heart having, or one which is susceptible to heart failure, to improve diastolic function.
8668473 Axial flow pump with multi-grooved rotor  
An axial-flow blood pump for pumping blood includes a substantially cylindrical outer enclosure. A tubular housing concentric with and located within the outer enclosure has at one end an inlet...
8666138 Methods and systems for functional imaging of cardiac tissue  
One embodiment of these teachings includes an imaging modality that is based on the ability of imaging technologies to detect wave-induced tissue deformation at depth, that allows viewing the...
8663085 Methods, devices and systems for counterpulsation of blood flow to and from the circulatory system  
Counterpulsation methods and systems for assisting the heart of a patient involve, for example, coordinating the operation of a pulsatile pump to suction blood from an artery through a blood flow...
8652024 Sterilizable cable system for implantable blood pump  
A implantable blood pump system includes a pump unit, a first percutaneous cable section, a control unit, and a second cable section connecting the control unit to the first cable section. All...