Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Apparatus and method for the percutaneous insertion of a pediatric intra-aortic balloon catheter










Image Number 3 for United States Patent #6146372.

A method for percutaneously inserting an improved pediatric intra-aortic balloon. The improvement comprises a soft tip having a self occluding lumen capable of accommodating a guide wire. A removable pull tube is disposed within the self occluding lumen to prevent occlusion of the self occluding lumen. The catheter is designed without a guide wire lumen so as to be capable of rapid inflation and deflation of the balloon. The method comprises the following steps:(a)inserting an angiographic needle into the aorta;(b) passing the guide wire through the needle into the aorta;(c) removing the needle;(d) disposing the pull tube about the proximal end of the guide wire;(e) removing the pull tube from the self occluding lumen;(f) advancing the catheter into the aorta;(g) removing the guide wire from the aorta;(h) advancing the catheter up the aortic passageway to a position appropriate for pumping.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Molecular sieve
Method and apparatus for displaying system status with a wide range of viewing angle
Authentication method
Data storage apparatus, memory control apparatus and method for controlling flash memories
Methods and systems to reduce a number of simulations in a timing analysis
Methods and systems for automatically identifying a logical circuit failure in a data network
Nitrogen and hindered phenol containing dual functional macromolecular antioxidants: synthesis, performances and applications
  Randomly Featured Patents
Optical reader having placement detecting mechanism
Auditing authorization decisions
Corrosion resistant lid for semiconductor package
Clamp apparatus
Light-emitting device using an organic thin-film electroluminescent light-emitting element
Tissue monitor
Conditions monitoring device
Technique for navigating components of a model having complex relationships
Keyboard having third button for multimode operation
Vaso-occlusive member assembly with multiple detaching points