Patent Number: 7,765,003

Title: Synchronization control system

Abstract: A method of controlling the operation of a pulsatile heart assist device (14) in a patient (10). The method consisting of utilising sounds produced by the heart (12) to control the operation of the heart assist device (14).

Inventors: Peters; William Suttle (Auckland, NZ), Parkin; Rodney Gordon (Crows Nest, AU)

Assignee: Sunshine Heart Pty Ltd

International Classification: A61M 1/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018