Dual-pulsation bi-Ventricular Assist Device

Jiin-Huey Chern (Inventor), Chien-Ping Ju (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A ventricular assist device is disclosed which comprises a sac for wrapping around a portion of a heart, the sac having one or more inflatable chambers for compressing the heart when the chambers being inflated and a blood outlet made to an aorta, the blood outlet being the sole opening in the human blood path in the vicinity of heart, wherein during a systolic phase the inflatable chambers inflate while blood flows out of the aorta through the blood outlet, and during a diastolic phase the inflatable chambers deflate while blood flows into the aorta through the blood outlet.
Translated title of the contributionDual-pulsation bi-Ventricular Assist Device
Original languageEnglish
Patent number8444545
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 4

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    Chern, J-H., & Ju, C-P. (2008). Dual-pulsation bi-Ventricular Assist Device. (Patent No. 8444545).