Patent Number: 7,822,485

Title: Method and apparatus for spinal cooling

Abstract: A method for exchanging heat with a patient's spinal column incident to spinal surgery or to relieve a patient for a hypoxia condition of the spine. A closed loop heat exchange catheter is percutaneously advanced into the retroperitoneal space of the patient, and then heat exchange fluid is circulated through the catheter to cool the spinal column.

Inventors: Collins; Kenneth A. (Mission Viejo, CA)

Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 7/12 (20060101); A61F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00