Patent Number: 8,577,461

Title: Devices and methods for absorbing, transferring and delivering heart energy

Abstract: A device for altering cardiac performance includes an energy absorbing element which absorbs cardiac pumping energy from at least a portion of the heart. The energy may be delivered to another part of the body, such as another portion of the heart, to perform useful work such as providing blood pumping assistance.

Inventors: Vaska; Matthias (Palo Alto, CA)

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International Classification: A61N 1/362 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017