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8366411 Axial flow pump with a spiral-shaped vane  
An axial flow pump (10) is presented which includes a housing (1) with an inlet (2) and outlet (3) and a magnetically active rotor (5) in the housing which is provided with a passage (6) in the...
8343028 Ventricular pump coupling  
A device and method for creating a connection with the left ventricle of a heart are provided. A seal member capable of moving between a folded position and an open position is attached to the end...
8343029 Transseptal cannula, tip, delivery system, and method  
A transseptal cannula assembly for directing blood from the heart of a patient and a minimally invasive method of implanting the same. The transseptal cannula assembly includes a flexible cannula...
8333687 Methods of securing a cannula assembly, implanting a circulatory assist system and crossing a tissue barrier  
A transseptal cannula assembly for directing blood from the heart of a patient and a minimally invasive method of implanting the same. The transseptal cannula assembly includes a flexible cannula...
8333686 Cannula insertion devices, systems, and methods including a compressible member  
An insertion device for inserting a cannula through tissue generally comprises an inner shaft, a tip member coupled to a distal end portion of the inner shaft, a hollow outer shaft slidably...
8333727 Two piece endovascular anastomotic connector  
An anastomotic connector comprising an endovascular component including a vascular conduit and a supply conduit and a cannula component. The vascular conduit has first and second ends that are...
8303482 Method and system for physiologic control of a blood pump  
A physiologic control system and method for controlling a blood pump system such as a VAD system. The pump system includes, for example, a blood pump and a controller for controlling the pump. The...
8303481 Devices and methods for assisting heart function  
Devices and methods for assisting heart function. In at least one embodiment of a device for assisting heart function, the device comprises at least two electromagnetic plates having an inner...
8282359 Rotary blood pump and control system therefor  
A pump assembly and estimation and control system therefor, the pump adapted for continuous flow pumping of blood. In a particular form, the pump is a centrifugal pump wherein the impeller is...
8262580 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...
8257428 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...
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Dual-pulsation bi-ventricular assist device
 
A ventricular assist device is disclosed which comprises a sac for wrapping around a portion of a heart, the sac having one or more inflatable chambers for compressing the heart when the chambers...
8246671 Retrievable cardiac devices  
Removable cardiac implants, applicators for inserting, repositioning and/or removing them, and methods of using them are described. In particular, removable or repositionable ventricular...
8246530 Nondestructive fluid transfer device  
Fluid transfer device may be configured as a vacuum pump, including blood and blood constituents. Fluid transfer device used for assisting in the pumping of blood through a patient's heart for...
8241197 Method of generating a cardiogram with a magnet  
A method for generating a cardiogram is provided. The method includes contacting an anterior surface of a patient's heart with a magnetic mat. The magnetic mat is constructed and arranged to...
8241199 Blood pump, medical apparatus having a blood pump and method for assisting the positioning of a blood pump  
The invention relates to a blood pump and a medical apparatus having a blood pump, which is provided for insertion into the heart of a patient. The blood pump has at least one imaging sensor...
8241198 Ventricular assist device capable of implantation of stem cells  
A biologic ventricular assist device that also has the capability to capture, grow, and administer stem cells to regenerate and restore damaged myocardium in the heart. The device works in...
8235885 Ventricular assist device and related methods  
A method and system are provided for percutaneously gaining access to oxygenated blood with an anastomosis device and pumping such oxygenated blood to other arterial regions of the vascular system...
8235884 Cardiac tissue energy dispersion device  
An electromagnetic cardiac assembly adapted to assist ventricular output in a human heart includes a magnetic mat adapted for mounting inside a human body near the heart. The mat is made from a...
8231517 Stabilization for electromagnetic biventricular assist device  
An electromagnetic cardiac assembly adapted to assist ventricular output in a human heart includes a magnetic mat adapted for mounting inside a human body adjacent the heart. The mat is made from...
8231518 Cardiac diastolic augmentation improving cardiac output in electromagnetic biventricular assist device  
An electromagnetic biventricular assist device adapted to assist ventricular output in a human heart includes a magnetic mat adapted for mounting inside a human body adjacent the heart, and an...
8231519 Multi-lumen cannula  
This document relates to methods and materials for providing blood flow for a blood pump recipient. For example, cannulae that can be connected to the circulatory system of a mammal and can be...
8229543 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...
8226542 Cardiac assist system with cell transplantation aspects  
A ventricular assist system includes a controller supplying a DC voltage or an AC voltage, and electromagnets adapted to be adhered to an infarct portion of a heart at the time of embedding a...
8226541 Methods of making aortic counter pulsation cardiac assist devices with three dimensional tortuous shape  
Disclosed herein are methods of making aortic counter pulsation cardiac assist devices for assisting cardiac function of a patient. The methods can comprise performing at least one medical imaging...
8221303 Intra-ventricular cardiac assist device and related method of use  
A system and method for cardiac assist of a heart. The system comprises a catheter on which is mounted an inflatable balloon configured for inflation inside a ventricle. The system preferably...
8206278 Wrap for a heart assist device  
A heart assist device in which an inflatable balloon or chamber is held against an outside surface of a curved arterial vessel by a wrap (20) formed from a flexible sheet-like material. The wrap...
8192478 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...
8187160 Device for proactive modulation of cardiac strain patterns  
A direct cardiac assist device which may aid in ventricular recovery. The device proactively modulates cardiac strain pattern to produce a contraction strain pattern that induces beneficial growth...
8177704 System and method for treating heart tissue  
Some embodiments of a system or method for treating heart tissue can include a control system and catheter device operated in a manner to intermittently occlude a heart vessel for controlled...
8177703 Blood pump  
A blood pump (26) includes a stator assembly including a fluid inlet (24) and a fluid outlet (26). A rotor assembly (120) includes an impeller (40) rotatable about an axis (44) to move fluid from...
8157721 Artificial heart pump system and its control apparatus  
An artificial heart pump system is provided independently with a controlling processor for controlling an operation status of a blood pump so as to perform in a preset condition and with an...
8157539 Artificial heart pump  
By inserting a protruding portion (8b), which is installed to a center position of a rear end surface (8x) of a fixed body (8), into a hole (4a), which is provided to a center position of an end...
8157719 Devices and methods to perform minimally invasive surgeries  
In one embodiment, there is disclosed a device adapted to be used for percutaneous minimally invasive heart surgery including a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end adapted to be fed...
8157720 Heart assist system  
A supplemental blood flow system for assisting with blood circulation in a patient. The system includes a supplemental blood flow device implantable in the patient and a controller for directing...
8152845 Blood pump system with mounting cuff  
An implantable blood pump system includes a blood pump housing and a mounting cuff. The blood pump housing at least partially contains a pump drive system adapted to transfer blood from an...
RE43299 Paracardiac blood pump  
The paracardiac blood pump is destined designed for protruding through the cardiac wall into the heart with a portion of its housing (10) and for suctioning blood from the heart. The blood is...
8142343 Suprapatellar external counterpulsation apparatus  
An external counterpulsation apparatus has an efficient cuff and bladder system. Embodiments of this system generally allow effective treatment at lower pressures and a reduced total body surface...
8137260 Electromagnetic cardiac assist device and method  
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for assisting with contraction of the heart muscle. For example, in one embodiment of the invention, one or more flexible strips...
8133168 Remediation of functional cardiac mitral valve regurgitation  
A dynamic device for reducing functional mitral regurgitation is described. The device is disposed externally to the heart and effectively acts as a splint for reducing further dilation of the...
8128550 External counter pulsation treatment  
A method for treating patients suffering from left ventricular dysfunction is disclosed. The method involves applying, during diastole, for a time period of about one hour, at least five days each...
8123669 Method for controlling a blood pump  
A blood pump is temporarily operated at a low rotational speed lying below a design rotational speed. This involves a risk of thrombogenesis since flow detachments may occur at blades of an...
8123670 Method for forming a blood flow in surgically reconstituted segments of the blood circulatory system and devices for carrying out said method  
The device relates to clinical cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. The method for forming a blood flow in research stands and in surgically reconstructed segments of the blood circulation...
8123668 Signal transmitting and lesion excluding heart implants for pacing defibrillating and/or sensing of heart beat  
Devices, systems, and methods for treating a heart of a patient may make use of structures which limit a size of a chamber of the heart, such as by deploying a tensile member to bring a wall of...
8118724 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...
8118723 Pump-inflow-cannula, a pump-outflow-cannula and a blood managing system  
The invention relates to a pump-inflow-cannula (1) providing a blood conduit from a heart (2) and/or from an associated vessel to an external blood handling system. The pump-inflow-cannula...
8114008 Blood pump and pump unit  
Provided are a magnetic coupling as an axial bearing including a driven magnet (11B3) that is a permanent magnet provided to a rotating body (11) inside a casing (12) and a drive magnet (23A) that...
8100819 Electroactive polymer based artificial sphincters and artificial muscle patches  
Provided are artificial muscle patches, which are adapted to be implanted adjacent a patient's heart, and artificial sphincter cuffs, which are adapted to be implanted around a body lumen, such as...
8096935 Pulsatile control system for a rotary blood pump  
A system for controlling the speed of a rotary blood pump. The system oscillates the speed of the pump to produce pulsed pressure at the outlet of the pump. The speed is oscillated synchronously...
8092364 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 first...