Patent Number: 6,309,350

Title: Pressure/temperature/monitor device for heart implantation

Abstract: A medical monitoring apparatus designed to be implanted in the vascular system is capable of sensing and transmitting via a telemetry link to an external monitor both pressure and temperature information. An internally or externally powered microcircuit component is supported on a stent-like structure and adapted to be placed in the vascular system. Placement in the ventricular septum permits measurement of pressure and temperature in the left ventricle without introducing thrombus generating materials in the left ventricle.

Inventors: VanTassel; Robert A. (Excelsior, MN), Schwartz; Robert S. (Rochester, MN), Holmes; David R. (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: Tricardia, L.L.C.

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61B 5/0205 (20060101); A61B 5/026 (20060101); A61B 5/00 (20060101); A61B 5/0215 (20060101); A61B 17/00 (20060101); A61B 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018