Ventricular assist device

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PATENT NO 5169381
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07677520

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A ventricular assist device for documenting compressive forces on the right and left ventricular surface of a heart in terms of pressure reactions transmitted from fluid contents in sacs adjacent to these ventricular surfaces to apparatus for displaying the reactions, and a method of monitoring these pressure forces and their effects on the ventricular surfaces for circulating the blood from the ventricular blood pools into the right and left arterial systems.

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Snyders, Robert V 31 West Brentmoor, Clayton, MO 63105 7 1366

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Humanteknik AB (1)
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