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9005106 Intra-aortic electrical counterpulsation  
In some embodiments of the present invention, apparatus is provided, including a sensing electrode configured to be implanted at a non-cardiac site in a vicinity of an aorta of a subject and to...
9005105 Hard-wired implanted controller system  
A circulatory assist system is disclosed, the system including an implantable electrical device having an electric motor, an implantable controller connected to the implantable electrical device,...
8992407 Blood pump  
A blood pump (26) includes a stator assembly (122) that includes a motor stator, a fluid inlet (24), and a fluid outlet (26). A rotor assembly (120) includes a motor rotor (54) and an impeller...
8992408 Percutaneous right ventricular assist apparatus and method  
A system for assisting the right heart of a patient includes a PA cannula adapted for insertion into a PA of a patient through the right internal jugular vein of the patient. The system includes a...
8864644 Physiologically responsive VAD  
A ventricular assist device incorporating a rotary pump such as a rotary impeller pump implantable in fluid communication with a ventricle and an artery to assist blood flow from the ventricle to...
8851073 Patient interface having an integrated system for communicating data to a ventilator  
A medical device may include a patient interface for use in a breathing assistance system, an electronic device coupled to the patient interface, and one or more electrical conductors at least...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
8777833 Heart assist device utilising aortic deformation  
The present invention relates to providing counter-pulsation heart assist by deforming the aorta. In a preferred embodiment, the deformation pressure is applied by cyclically, preferably in...
8702583 Actuator for a heart assist device  
An actuator (10) for a heart assist device. The actuator (10) includes an inflatable balloon (12) and a shroud or wrap (14). The inflatable balloon (12) has a first body portion (22), a second...
8684905 Intra-aortic balloon pump assembly for ventricular assist device  
Devices and methods are disclosed for implanting, positioning, removing, replacing and operating intra-aortic balloon pumps.
8684906 Cardiovascular device  
A cardiovascular device (11), adapted to be fitted into a cardiac ventricular cavity (2) having a volume with blood flowing therethrough, which is bounded by walls (8) and has a larger...
8672868 Method and apparatus for monitoring and optimizing blood circulation generated by a pump  
In a method for the automatic control of blood pumps, an optimization of the blood flow is achieved by periodic speed interventions and flow changes thereby occurring, using a formed differential...
8652025 Methods and devices for diastolic assist  
The devices and method described herein allow for therapeutic damage to increase volume in these hyperdynamic hearts to allow improved physiology and ventricular filling and to reduce diastolic...
8641594 Intravascular ventricular assist device  
One aspect of an intravascular ventricular assist device is an implantable blood pump where the pump includes a housing defining a bore having an axis, one or more rotors disposed within the bore,...
8628460 Hard-wired implanted controller system  
A circulatory assist system is disclosed, the system including an implantable electrical device having an electric motor, an implantable controller connected to the implantable electrical device,...
8608637 Internal drive line for ventricular assist device  
Devices and methods are disclosed for implanting, positioning, removing, replacing and operating intra-aortic balloon pumps.
8591394 Heart assist devices, systems and methods  
An apparatus and method for use in assisting a human heart are disclosed. The apparatus comprises an aortic compression means which may be fully implanatable, a fluid reservoir and a pump means...
8585572 Cardiac assist device  
A cardiac assist device (100) comprises a stent 103, 403) which is implantable into a blood vessel of a patient. The stent (103, 403) encloses an inner volume (119, 419). At least one inflatable...
8550973 Percutaneous right ventricular assist apparatus and method  
A system for assisting the right heart of a patient includes a PA cannula adapted for insertion into a PA of a patient through the right internal jugular vein of the patient. The system includes a...
8545382 Method of balloon pumping and a balloon pump driving apparatus  
A balloon pumping method of inflating and deflating a balloon includes the steps of setting a pressure in the balloon at a first pressure value, which is higher than a minimum pressure value and...
8540618 Stable aortic blood pump implant  
An aortic blood pump is described that can be inflated and deflated in response to selective communication with a source of pressurized fluid or air. The pump includes a structure adapted to...
8517963 Electro active compression bandage  
The proposed device includes two segments adapted to enclose a body part in a form-fitting manner. Each segment contains an electroactive-material-based actuator, which is adapted to receive an...
8480555 Method and apparatus for pumping blood  
A pump system is disclosed for pumping blood from a patient's right atrium or right ventricle to a patient's pulmonary artery, the pump system including a distal section having at least one...
8465410 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...
8430899 Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation with concurrent hypothermia  
Devices, systems and methods for treating disorders characterized by low cardiac output. The devices, systems and methods use intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in combination with hypothermia...
8425397 Percutaneous gas-line  
A percutaneous gas-line (10) for a medical device (14). The gas-line including a first gas-line part (10a) and a second gas-line part (10b). The first gas-line part (10a) is adapted to be wholly...
8419672 Peripheral access devices and systems  
A cannulation system for perfusing a patient's circulatory system, includes an inflow cannula having a first end adapted to be connected to said circulatory system and a second end adapted to be...
8382651 Devices, systems, and methods to facilitate heart function  
Devices, systems, and methods for accessing tissue, including the internal and external tissues of the heart, are disclosed. At least some of the embodiments disclosed herein provide access to the...
8382653 Method and system for improving diastolic function of the heart  
The present invention provides a system for improving diastolic function of the heart comprising elastic elements and attachment elements, wherein said elastic elements and said attachment...
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...
8326421 Ventricular assist device  
Devices and methods are disclosed for implanting, positioning, removing, replacing and operating intra-aortic balloon pumps.
8323174 Skin interface for ventricular assist device  
Devices and methods are disclosed for implanting, positioning, removing, replacing and operating intra-aortic balloon pumps.
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...
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...
8216122 Method and apparatus for pumping blood  
At least one aspect of the invention is directed to a pump system for pumping blood though a body passageway. The pump system includes a distal section having at least one inlet to receive blood,...
8210173 Breathing assistance system having integrated electrical conductors communicating data  
A medical device may include a gas delivery apparatus, a patient interface, a connection system, and an electrical circuit. The gas delivery apparatus may be configured to deliver gas to a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
8092365 Resonant multilayered impedance pump  
A multilayered impedance pump is formed by an inner tube and an outer tube which have different mechanical characteristics. The outer tube is relatively stiff, and can be used for a structural...
8070668 Controlled inflation of a pneumatic L-VAD  
A drive unit to control the peak pressure of air for the inflation of a left ventricular assist system is disclosed. The control of the peak pressure can address the problem of the “kick”...
8016739 Heart assist devices, systems and methods  
An apparatus and method for use in assisting a human heart are disclosed. The apparatus comprises an aortic compression means which may be fully implanatable, a fluid reservoir and a pump means...
8016738 Methods and apparatus for selecting intra-aortic balloon deflation timing  
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for selecting a deflation timing mode for an intra-aortic balloon (IAB) based on comparison of the time required to deflate the IAB and the...
8002691 Fluid pressure generating means  
A fluid pressure generating means (10) for a heart assist device having blood pumping means. The pressure generating means (10) includes a housing (11), defining an interior volume (18), and...
7976452 Long term ambulatory intro-aortic balloon pump with percutaneous access device  
Disclosed herein are embodiments of long-term ambulatory intra-aortic balloon pump systems for providing left ventricular cardiac assistance to a patient. The systems can comprise an external...

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