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8419665 Variable length calf wrap for impulse therapy  
An inflatable garment for applying to parts of the body such as the calf of the leg as a means of enhancing blood circulation in the body. The garment is of universal application in the sense that...
7695425 Heart wall tension reduction apparatus and method  
An apparatus for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the wall tension therein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tension member for drawing at least two walls of a heart chamber...
7060023 Pericardium reinforcing devices and methods of using them  
This is a surgical device and a method of using it. In particular, the device is one for reinforcing the pericardial sac surrounding the heart to assist in the treatment of congestive heart...
6846296 Apparatus and method for detachably securing a device to a natural heart  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for attaching cardiac devices onto a natural heart by employing arrays of gripping elements, such as hooks or barbs. The gripping elements are designed to...
6699259 Minimally invasive direct cardiac massage device and method  
A minimally invasive device for performing direct cardiac massage including an inflatable bladder mounted on a rigid inflation tube. The rigid inflation tube is used to push the bladder into the...
6406444 Cardiac message apparatus  
A device for performing minimally invasive closed chest heart massage comprises a support having a plurality of curved, deployable struts, optionally carrying a sheet or inflatable bladder for...
6328689 Lung constriction apparatus and method  
A lung constriction device and method provide lung air leak suppression or lung volume reduction. The lung constriction device includes a jacket of flexible material. The jacket is configured to...
6076013 Apparatus and methods for treating congestive heart failure  
Apparatus and method for the treatment of congestive heart failure are disclosed that utilize a cuff that surrounds the heart and constrains cardiac dilation, while electrodes embedded in the cuff...
5971911 Intrapericardial assist device and associated method  
A surgical method for assisting cardiac function utilizes a pair of inflatable balloons initially in collapsed configurations. The balloons are inserted into an intrapericardial space about a...
5957977 Activation device for the natural heart including internal and external support structures  
An activator device for activation of cardiac tissue having a stint for placement within the interior volume of a natural heart adjacent cardiac tissue thereof. The device also includes a yoke for...
5910124 Ventricular assist device and method  
Cardiac ventricular assist apparatus adapted to be placed by insertion through an incision in the wall of the upper abdomen below the rib cage and an incision in the inferior aspect of the...
5749839 Direct mechanical bi-ventricular cardiac assist device  
A direct mechanical bi-ventricular cardiac assist device comprises a ventricular actuation cup having two independently operated diaphragms for independently actuating the right and left ventricle...
5738626 Two-step cardiomyoplasty with ventricular reduction  
Cardiomyoplasty is a high mortality procedure (fifty percent two year mortality) with limited hemodynamic benefit. Excision of left ventricular myocardium in dilated congestive heart failure is...
5713954 Extra cardiac ventricular assist device  
An artificial implantable heart assist system with an artificial myocardium employs a number of flexible, non-distensible tubes with the walls along their long axes connected in series to form a...
5558617 Cardiac compression band-stay-pad assembly and method of replacing the same  
A ventricular assist device for a heart includes a compression band-stay-pad assembly for encircling substantially the heart perimeter and comprising an elongated band member or chain disposed in...
5484391 Direct manual cardiac compression method  
Methods for employing a heart massager for substernal heart massage are disclosed. The heart massager comprises a heart-contacting member connected to a handle. The disclosed method comprises the...
5383840 Biocompatible ventricular assist and arrhythmia control device including cardiac compression band-stay-pad assembly  
A ventricular assist device for a heart includes a compression band-stay-pad assembly for encircling substantially the entire heart perimeter and comprising an elongated band member or chain...
5354790 Methods for the preparation of non-stringy adhesive hydrophilic gels  
A method is disclosed for the preparation of non-stringy hydrogels that are comprised of a homogeneous uniform mixture of water and at least one water-soluble high molecular weight polymer....
5169381 Ventricular assist device  
A ventricular assist device for documenting compressive forces on the right and left ventricular surface of a heart in terms of pressure reactions transmitted from fluid contents in sacs adjacent...
5131905 External cardiac assist device  
An external cardiac assistance device is provided for augmenting cardiac contractions. The device includes a flexible, non-distensible shell adapted to be positioned over the base of the heart. A...
5119804 Heart massage apparatus  
A cardiac massage apparatus and a drive system therefor are disclosed. The massage apparatus comprises a cup having a liner that is connected within the cup at its upper and lower ends. Dimensions...
4794915 Method for inducing uterine activity through nipple stimulation  
A method for mechanically stimulating the nipples of a pregnant woman for diagnostic and therapeutic effects. A nipple stimulator device is placed over a woman's nipple, and an intermittent...
4536893 Implant device for substaining the activity of the myocardium  
The device comprises a container housing for enveloping, at least partially, the ventricular region of the myocardium. To the inner surface of the container housing are applied membrane means...
4192293 Cardiac assist device  
A cardiac assist device which operates by cyclically exerting pressure through an implanted inflatable sheath, which surrounds the myocardium. The sheath is rigid and encloses a bladder or...
4048990 Heart massage apparatus  
An apparatus is herein described for directly massaging a human heart which apparatus can be left in place at the end of an operation and be removed at a later date. The apparatus generally...
3713439 MASSAGE ENVELOPE BELT WITH ADJUSTING DISPOSITIVES FOR VIBRATORS AND MOBILIZERS  
Improvements in massage jacket belts for vibrators and mobilizers are disclosed. The new and useful massage jacket belts disclosed in the present invention comprise a transverse opening in the...
3613672 MECHANICAL VENTRICULAR ASSISTANCE CUP  
An improved mechanical ventricular assistance cup for assisting a heart in the performance of its pumping operations or for aiding the heart in achieving normal pumping rhythm, which cup assembly...
3590815 PORTABLE MECHANICAL VENTRICULAR ASSISTANCE DEVICE  
A portable mechanical ventricular assistance device including a ventricular assistor cup designed to receive the ventricles of the heart. The cup assembly is comprised of a rigid shell having a...
3587567 MECHANICAL VENTRICULAR ASSISTANCE ASSEMBLY  
3513836 PROSTHESIS FOR CARDIAC ASSISTANCE  
3496932 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUBSTERNAL CARDIAC MASSAGE  
3478737 HEART MASSAGER  
3457913 DEVICE FOR THE MASSAGE AND TREATMENT OF THE SCALP  
3455298 INSTRUMENT FOR DIRECT MECHANICAL CARDIAC MASSAGE  
3376863 Biventricular cardiac assister  
3279464 Myocardial prosthetic device  
3233607 Automatic heart massage device  
3053249 Cardiac massage apparatus  
3034501 Inflatable heart massager  
2856918 Hair and scalp treating apparatus  
2826193 Cardiac resuscitation device  

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