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Intravascular ventricular assist device

One aspect of an intravascular ventricular assist device is an implantable blood pump where the pump includes a housing defining a bore having an axis, one or more rotors disposed within the bore, each rotor including a plurality of magnetic poles, and one or more stators surrounding the bore for providing a magnetic field within the bore to induce rotation of each of the one or more rotors. Another aspect of the invention includes methods of providing cardiac assistance to a mammalian subject as, for example, a human. ... Heartware Inc

Single-piece volute

A blood pump casing including a unitary body. The unitary body defines an inlet chamber extending along a first axis and having a first radius perpendicular to the first axis. ... Heartware Inc

Vad integrated flow sensor

A blood pump with an integrated flow sensor is provided. The blood pump may include an implantable pump for pumping blood having a housing, a flow path extending within the housing and at least one movable element within the housing for impelling blood along the flow path and a sensor for measuring the flow rate of blood through the pump. ... Heartware Inc

Silver motor stator for implantable blood pump

In one embodiment of the present invention, an implantable blood pump includes a housing defining a flow path, a rotor positioned within the flow path, and a motor including a stator, positioned outside of said housing, the stator including a length of silver wire, wherein the silver wire is not positioned within a hermetically sealed compartment once the blood pump is ready for implantation into a patient in need thereof. The present invention may also include a method of implanting the implantable blood pump including the step of implanting the blood pump within the patient and within or adjacent to the vasculature.. ... Heartware Inc

Implantable pump impeller thermal knockdown

The present invention relates to kits and methods for calibrating a pump through performance of a thermal knockdown process including demagnetization of an impeller of the pump where the impeller is separate from the pump. By heat treating the impeller, a property of magnetic interaction of the pump is reduced in a repeatable manner. ... Heartware Inc

Field-oriented control for control of blood pump motor

A ventricular assist device includes a pump configured to pump blood of a patient. A motor is configured to operate the pump. ... Heartware Inc

Physiologically responsive vad for cardiac events

A ventricular assist system including an implantable rotary pump, a pump drive circuit for supplying power to the pump, and a signal processing circuit receiving one or more electrophysiological signals and one or more physiological signals of the subject. The signal processing circuit is operable to receive inputs from the one or more electrophysiological sensors and the physiological sensor, and determine the presence or absence of a non-normal sinus cardiac rhythm condition based on the input from the electrophysiological sensors. ... Heartware Inc

Blood pump with sensors on housing surface

A blood pump has an inner housing and an actuator at least partially surrounded by the inner housing which is configured to drive a flow of blood within the body. An electronic component associated with a surface of the housing includes one or more thin film active electronic devices which implement one or more transducers configured to generate a signal based on movement associated with operation of the blood pump. ... Heartware Inc

Physiologically responsive vad

A ventricular assist device incorporating a rotary pump, such as a rotary impeller pump is implantable in fluid communication with a ventricle and an artery to assist blood flow from the ventricle to the artery. The device includes a pump drive circuit supplying power to the pump, one or more sensors for sensing one or more electrophysiological signals such as electrogram signals in and a signal processing circuit connected to the sensors and the pump drive circuit. ... Heartware Inc

Hand-held cable coating device

A hand-held apparatus for repairing a defect in an outer jacket of an elongated wire or cable includes a portable die and a source of a settable material. The die has a first portion connected by a hinge to a second portion. ... Heartware Inc

Integrated sensors for intraventricular vad

A ventricular assist device includes a pump including a housing having an inlet, an outlet and a moveable element disposed in the housing for urging blood from the inlet to the outlet. An outflow cannula having a proximal end attached to the pump housing, a distal end remote from the pump housing, an interior bore in communication with the outlet of the pump housing, and at least one outlet aperture communicating with the interior bore remote from the pump housing is included. ... Heartware Inc

Cardiac pump implantation device and method

A system and method for implanting a ventricular assist device (“vad”) within the heart includes one or more tools, each having a tool body with a passage. Each tool body can be engaged with an anchor ring assembly secured to the heart. ... Heartware Inc

Evacuating fluid surrounding devices implanted in body

A method and kit for placing an implant in a patient. The method includes placing an implant consisting of at least one from the group consisting of an electronic device and an electromechanical device into a tissue cavity of the patient and evacuating fluid from the cavity and urging tissue surrounding the cavity to abut the implant.. ... Heartware Inc

Implantable connector

A connection system implantable within a living body having an exterior skin includes a male connector and a female connector. The male connector includes a shaft extending along an axis between a proximal end and a distal end, the shaft having an exterior surface surrounding the axis, at least one shaft contact carried on the shaft and exposed at the exterior surface, and a retaining element mounted to the shaft. ... Heartware Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028822

Pass-through assembly

A pass-through assembly including a first wall 110d having oppositely-directed inner and outer sides, 112, 114, the first wall 110d defining a first opening 116 extending from the inner side 112 to the outer side 114; an elongated structure 118 extending into the opening 116 from the outer side 114 of the first wall 110d; a first material 130 contacting the first wall 110d and the elongated structure 118 so as to at least partially seal the opening 116, and a second material 140 different from the first material 130, the second material 140 overlying the first material 130 on the outer side 114 of the wall 110d, the second material 140 adhering to the elongated structure 118 and the first wall 110d, the second material 140 having at least one physical property different than a corresponding physical property of the first material 130.. . ... Heartware Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028738

Suction detection methods and devices

A method of detecting a suction condition during operation of a rotary blood pump with an inlet connected to a ventricle of the heart of a patient, an outlet connected to an artery of the patient, a rotor, and a control circuit configured maintain the rotor at a set rotational speed. The method includes measuring the rotational speed of the rotor at a plurality of times during each of a plurality of speed measurement intervals. ... Heartware Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028737

Heart rate determination based on vad current waveform

The present disclosure provides for methods and systems for determining heart rate of a patient. Based on motor current signals of a ventricular assist device (vad), each of first, second and third events in the measured current signal may be detected, the first event being indicative of a rise or fall in the current signal, the second event being indicative of a rise or fall in the current signal in the opposite direction as the first event, and the third event being indicative of a rise or fall in the current signal in the same direction as the first event. ... Heartware Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028735

Vad with aortic valve opening detection

The present disclosure provides for methods and devices for determining the probability of a patient's aortic valve being open or closed. In one embodiment, a plurality of flow rate data points are obtained from a blood pump, a portion of the flow rate data points are identified, first and second index values characterizing properties of at least part of the identified portion of the flow rate data points determined using only arithmetic and/or exponentiation operations, and a probability is determined of whether the patient's aortic valve is open or closed based on the first and second index values.. ... Heartware Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028734

Axial flow pump with multi-grooved rotor

An axial-flow blood pump for pumping blood includes a substantially cylindrical outer enclosure. A tubular housing concentric with and located within the outer enclosure has at one end an inlet and at an opposite end an outlet. ... Heartware Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028227

Apparatus and methods for cutting an atrial wall

A method includes coupling, at least temporarily, a support member adjacent to a target tissue. The support member is configured to support the target tissue and to define a path along which a cutting device can move. ... Heartware Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021498

Tet system for implanted medical device

A tet system is operable to vary an amount of power transmitted from an external power supply to an implantable power unit in accordance with a monitored condition of the implantable power unit. The amount of power supplied to the implantable power unit for operating a pump, for example, can be varied in accordance with a cardiac cycle, so as to maintain the monitored condition in the power circuit within a desired range throughout the cardiac cycle.. ... Heartware Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021497

Ventricular assist devices and integrated sensors thereof

A ventricular assist device for intraventricular placement inside a heart of a mammalian subject includes a pump including a housing having an inlet end, an inlet at the inlet end, and an outlet. The pump further includes a moveable element disposed in the pump housing for pumping blood from the inlet to the outlet. ... Heartware Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021496

Blood pump for treatment of bradycardia

A ventricular assist device incorporating a rotary pump (3) such as a rotary impeller pump implantable in fluid communication with a ventricle and an artery to assist blood flow from the ventricle to the artery. The device includes a pump drive circuit (6) supplying power to the pump, one or more sensors (10) for sensing one or more electro-physiological signals such as electrogram signals in and a signal processing circuit (23) connected to the sensors and to the pump drive circuit. ... Heartware Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015213

Methods and devices for identifying suction events

The present disclosure provides for a method, control device, and implantable system, for acquiring a plurality of flow rate data points over time, each data point indicative of a flow rate of blood through the pump, calculating, based on the plurality of acquired flow rate data points, a value characterizing one or more features of a waveform formed from the plurality of flow rate data points; and determining, based on the value, the presence or absence of a suction condition in the pump.. . ... Heartware Inc

01/11/18 / #20180010608

Hydrodynamic thrust bearings for rotary blood pump

A rotary blood pump includes a casing defining a pumping chamber. The pumping chamber has a blood inlet and a tangential blood outlet. ... Heartware Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001005

Systems and methods for maintaining fluid balance

A signal processing circuit for controlling operation of an implanted ventricular assist device comprising an input module for receiving one or more signals of a patient from one or more sensors. A processor for processing the received signals is included, the processor configured to compare a total blood output on a left side of the patient's heart with a total blood output on a right side of the patient's heart; determine at least one from the group consisting of the presence of fluid imbalance between the left and right sides of the patient's heart and the absence of fluid imbalance between the left and right sides of the patient's heart based on the comparison; and when the presence of fluid imbalance is determined, control the implanted ventricular device to restore fluid balance between the left and right sides of the patient's heart.. ... Heartware Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354772

Detachable percutaneous connector

A cover for a percutaneous connector extending through the skin of a patient. The cover includes a structure having an inner side and an outer side. ... Heartware Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333610

Fiducial point optimization

A flow rate of blood through an implantable blood pump is determined based on a parameter related to the flow, such as a parameter related to thrust on the rotor of the pump. An amount of current supplied to the pump is used to determine each of a first flow rate value and second flow rate values. ... Heartware Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326280

Implant connector

A connector for connecting an implant device to tissue of a person's body. The connector including a frame having first and second arms. ... Heartware Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319321

Blood clot filter with local thrombolytic drug delivery

A thrombus capture and lysis device including a filter sized to be implanted within a blood vessel. The filter includes a plurality of hollow elements defining a mesh sized to span an area of the blood vessel. ... Heartware Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304514

Guidewire system and method of pump installation using same

In one embodiment, the present invention is a method of positioning in a mammalian heart of a patient a blood pump including an inflow cannula, a pump housing and an outflow cannula, the method including forming an incision in a low-pressure location on the heart wall; passing the outflow cannula of the blood pump through the incision and into a left ventricle of a heart; positioning a tip of a guidewire into an aorta, distal to an aortic valve; advancing the tip through the aortic valve and into the left ventricle; connecting the tip to the outflow cannula; pulling the blood pump with the guidewire to advance at least a portion of the outflow cannula through the aortic valve and into the aorta; securing the blood pump to the heart, the aorta, or both; disconnecting the tip from the blood pump; and removing the guidewire from the patient.. . ... Heartware Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281842

Axial flow blood pump with radially offset rotor

A blood pump including a housing defining a proximal end, a distal end, and a first axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end. A ferromagnetic rotor is disposed within the housing and configured pump blood in a direction along the first axis. ... Heartware Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281841

Crenellated inflow cannula

A blood pump including a housing defining a fluid flow path, an upstream end, a downstream end, and an outlet at the downstream end. A rotor is disposed within the housing and within the fluid flow path, the rotor being rotatable independent of the housing in a first direction and configured to pump blood downstream toward the outlet. ... Heartware Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281840

Flanged heart tissue blocker

An apparatus for protecting heart tissue from an implanted inlet element of a blood pump. The apparatus includes a flange member having a first radially constricted configuration and a second radially expanded configuration, the flange member being biased in its second radially expanded configuration. ... Heartware Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272114

Electronic device holder

A holder for a housing of an electronic device includes an extruded metal portion adapted to receive the housing and a securement element that is either mounted to the extruded metal portion or integral with the extruded metal portion. The securement element is adapted to secure the housing in the extruded metal portion.. ... Heartware Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265884

Surgical tool

A tunneling device for creating a pathway in subcutaneous tissue of a person's body. The tunneling device includes a member having two ends, where each of the ends defines an insertion surface that facilitates the insertion of the ends into the subcutaneous tissue of the person's body. ... Heartware Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256339

Skin button with flat cable

A percutaneous connector assembly including a feedthrough assembly having a body and a plurality of electrically conductive feedthroughs extending through the body from a first end toward a second end thereof. A cable assembly having a plurality of conductors arranged side-by-side within a first plane to form a substantially flat portion thereof is included, each conductor being connected to a corresponding feedthrough of the feedthrough assembly and the flat portion extending from the body.. ... Heartware Inc

08/31/17 / #20170250566

Multiband wireless power system

The present disclosure relates to a module for relaying power wirelessly to a device implanted in a user. The module may include a structure adapted to be worn by the user, a receiver configured to receive a first wireless power transmission at a first frequency, a transmitter configured to transmit a second wireless power transmission at a second frequency different from the first frequency, and a frequency changer configured to convert energy generated by the first wireless power transmission into energy for generating the second wireless power transmission. ... Heartware Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246366

Power supply with vehicle adapter and battery

A control circuit for controlling a supply of power to an external electronics module for controlling an implanted device of the user, the control circuit electrically coupled to a switching circuit for controlling an electrical connection between an external power source, a battery, and an external electronics module, the control circuit further electrically coupled to a sensor for sensing at least one from the group consisting of a voltage and a current received from the external power source, the control circuit being configured to control the switching circuit to electrically disconnect the external electronics module from the external power source and electrically connect the external electronics module to the battery in response to a sensed fluctuation of at least one from the group consisting of voltage and current and electrically connect the external electronics module to the external power source and electrically disconnect the external electronics module from the battery when the fluctuation is not sensed.. . ... Heartware Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224896

Implantation of a transapical ventricular assist device and kit for same

A method of implanting a blood pump in a heart of a mammalian subject includes maintaining a temporary plug in an inlet opening of a pump having a pump body and an outlet cannula projecting from the pump body, advancing the pump into a ventricle of the heart through a hole in a wall of the heart so that the inlet of the pump is disposed within the ventricle and the outlet cannula extends through a valve of the heart into an artery, and then withdrawing the temporary plug from the inlet of the pump.. . ... Heartware Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224895

Pump preload index/indicator

A method of estimating an amount of work available to be performed by a blood pump implanted in a patient includes calculating a first coordinate value characterizing a volume of blood impelled in the pump and a second coordinate value characterizing a differential pressure across the pump for each of a plurality of flow rate data points of a given cardiac cycle of the patient, each flow rate data point indicative of a flow rate of blood through the pump. An area enclosed by the first and second coordinate values of the plurality of flow rate data points is determined, the determined area being indicative of an amount of work available to be performed by the blood pump.. ... Heartware Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189060

Multi-piece gimbal ring

A mounting structure for connecting a device to an organ. The mounting structure includes a mounting element defining a bore. ... Heartware Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185054

Pump motor control with adaptive startup

An apparatus for starting operation of a motor of an implantable blood pump including a memory storing one or more default parameters for at least one of controlling and monitoring the startup operation. A processor operatively coupled to the motor is included, the processor is configured to: commence the startup operation based on the one or more default parameters; detect an error during the startup operation; adjust at least one of the one or more default parameters in response to the detected error; store the at least one adjusted parameter in the memory; and commence subsequent startup operations based at least in part on the at least one adjusted parameter.. ... Heartware Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182232

Vad controller tester

A control circuit for monitoring operation of an implantable blood pump, the control circuit operatively couplable to a testing apparatus for simulating blood pump operating conditions and testing the control circuit based on the simulated blood pump operating conditions. The control circuit includes an input module for receiving at least one of one of actual operating data from an implantable blood pump and simulated operating data from the testing apparatus. ... Heartware Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173241

Impeller for axial flow pump

A rotor for an axial-flow blood pump has blades projecting outwardly from a hub and channels between the blades. The blades incorporate hydrodynamic bearing surfaces capable of suspending the rotor during operation. ... Heartware Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173240

Axial flow implantable mechanical circulatory support devices with outlet volute

A mechanical circulatory support device includes an inner housing having an inlet end, an outlet end, and a flow path there between. The flow path defines a longitudinal axis. ... Heartware Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173238

Implantable mechanical circulatory support devices

A mechanical circulatory support device. The mechanical circulatory support device includes an inner casing defining a fluid flow path, the fluid flow path defines a longitudinal axis. ... Heartware Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173236

Hollow plug

A mounting element defining a bore, the mounting element being configured to mount to an exterior surface of an organ of a patient. A one way valve sized to be received and retained within the bore of the mounting element is included, the one way valve having an open position and a closed position. ... Heartware Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165408

Ventricular assist device for intraventricular placement

A ventricular assist device includes a pump such as an axial flow pump, an outflow cannula connected to the outlet of the pump, and an anchor element. The anchor element is physically connected to the pump, as by an elongated element. ... Heartware Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165407

Blood pump with restart lockout

A control circuit includes a pump shutdown module responsive to one or more inputs indicating at least from the group consisting of an operational error at the implantable blood pump and an adverse physiological state of a user of the implantable blood pump. The pump shutdown module ceases operation of the implantable blood pump in response to the one or more inputs. ... Heartware Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157308

Vad integrated flow sensor

A blood pump with an integrated flow sensor is provided. The blood pump may include an implantable pump for pumping blood having a housing, a flow path extending within the housing and at least one movable element within the housing for impelling blood along the flow path and a sensor for measuring the flow rate of blood through the pump. ... Heartware Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128647

Intravascular ventricular assist device

One aspect of an intravascular ventricular assist device is an implantable blood pump where the pump includes a housing defining a bore having an axis, one or more rotors disposed within the bore, each rotor including a plurality of magnetic poles, and one or more stators surrounding the bore for providing a magnetic field within the bore to induce rotation of each of the one or more rotors. Another aspect of the invention includes methods of providing cardiac assistance to a mammalian subject as, for example, a human. ... Heartware Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119256

Methods and systems for adverse event prediction using pump operating data

The present disclosure provides for each of a method of characterizing divergence of a monitored flow rate of blood through an implantable blood pump, and a method of predicting an upcoming adverse cardiac event using operating data of the blood pump, such as the characterized divergence data. Predicting an upcoming adverse cardiac event may be further based on similar operating data from a plurality of other implantable blood pumps.. ... Heartware Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112985

Physiologically responsive blood pump for ischemia detection and treatment

A ventricular assist device incorporating a rotary pump configured to be in fluid communication with a heart and systemic circulation of a subject to assist blood flow from the heart to the systemic circulation. The device includes a pump drive circuit for applying power to the pump, one or more sensors for sensing one or more electrogram signals (such as subcutaneous pre-cordial electrode signals) in the patient, and a signal processing circuit to determine the presence or absence of a reduction in cardiac blood flow, ischemic condition or myocardial infarction condition based on subcutaneous pre-cordial electrode signals, to control power supplied to the pump from the pump drive circuit, and to operate the pump in either a normal sinus rhythm mode in the absence of an ischemic condition or myocardial infarction condition, or a modified mode of operation in the presence of an ischemic condition or myocardial infarction condition.. ... Heartware Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087289

Blood pump for ischemia detection and treatment

A blood pump incorporating a rotary pump such as a rotary impeller pump implantable in fluid communication with a ventricle and an artery to assist blood flow from the ventricle to the artery. The device may include a pump drive circuit supplying power to the pump, one or more sensors for sensing one or more electrophysiological signals such as subcutaneous, pre-cordial ecg signals and a signal processing circuit connected to the sensors and to the pump drive circuit. ... Heartware Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080138

Physiologically responsive vad

A ventricular assist device incorporating a rotary pump, such as a rotary impeller pump is implantable in fluid communication with a ventricle and an artery to assist blood flow from the ventricle to the artery. The device includes a pump drive circuit supplying power to the pump, one or more sensors for sensing one or more electrophysiological signals such as electrogram signals in and a signal processing circuit connected to the sensors and the pump drive circuit. ... Heartware Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072121

Tet system for implanted medical device

A tet system is operable to vary an amount of power transmitted from an external power supply to an implantable power unit in accordance with a monitored condition of the implantable power unit. The amount of power supplied to the implantable power unit for operating a pump, for example, can be varied in accordance with a cardiac cycle, so as to maintain the monitored condition in the power circuit within a desired range throughout the cardiac cycle.. ... Heartware Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056620

Dilation delivery system for a medical device

A kit for connecting a hollow cannula 40 to a hollow organ of a patient's body may include a sheath 70 having a tapered surface defined by a plurality of flaps at its distal end. A delivery tube 50 is slidably positioned within the sheath so that the sheath and delivery tube form a sealed enclosure that entirely contains the cannula. ... Heartware Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028444

Connection system with cleaning

A connector cleaning system includes (a) one or more cleaning elements adapted to engage a connector and remove contaminants from a contact portion of the connector and (b) an image processing device adapted to capture an image of the contact portion after removal of contaminants.. . ... Heartware Inc








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