Patent Number: 6,569,103

Title: Device for determining a characteristic point in the cardiac cycle

Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for determining a characteristic point in the cardiac cycle that comprises means for calculating the curve of the blood flow rate D(t) in the aorta from the curve of the arterial blood pressure signal P(t) and determining from the curve of the blood flow rate D(t) in each cardiac cycle the time at which an incisura point lies. The device can be used for activating an intra-aortal balloon pump (IABP).

Inventors: Hoeksel; Sebastiaan Adrianus Alphonsus Petrus (Maastricht, NL), Schreuder; Johannes Jacobus (Bemelen, NL), Jansen; Josef Reinier Cornelus (Noordwijkerhout, NL)

Assignee: Arrow International Investment Corp.

International Classification: A61B 5/026 (20060101); G06F 17/00 (20060101); A61B 5/0215 (20060101); A61M 1/10 (20060101); A61B 005/02 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020