ApplicationNo. 311921 filed on 02/16/1989
US Classes:623/3.14, Blood flow along electromagnetic section of stator member415/900, ROTARY BLOOD PUMP600/16CARDIAC AUGMENTATION (PULSATORS, ETC.)
ExaminersPrimary: Green, Randall L.
Assistant: Willse, David H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61M 001/12
AbstractA method of treating heart failure is disclosed in which, without removing the damaged heart, implantation of prosthetic blood-pumping means within the natural heart sustains its function. The invention includes electrically-powered positive displacement pumps, muscle-powered pumps, and electrically-powered rotary hydrodynamic pumps sufficiently miniaturized and adopted to function within the heart. The invention also includes surgical connectors and surgical methods that permit intraventricular artificial hearts to be effectively applied.