Patent Number: 6,168,624

Title: Apparatus and methods for revascularization and perfusion

Abstract: The invention is practiced by introducing a catheter (10)into the left ventricle of the heart. Deployment of an intraventricular pump assembly (12) from the end of catheter (10) is carried out by pushing holding device (24) in direction of the arrow (26). The tubes (20) of the intraventricular pump assembly (16) swing outward to protrude from hub (18). The first intraventricular pump (16) has a resilient bulb (30) attached to the hub (18). The tubes (20) are then self-anchored the myocardium such that they can act to inject blood into the myocardial wall from the ventricle.

Inventors: Sudai; Amnon (Haifa, IL)


International Classification: A61M 1/10 (20060101); A61B 17/00 (20060101); A61M 001/10 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018