US Patent No: 5,169,381

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Ventricular assist device

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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 Ballwin, MO 7 1034

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DUKE UNIVERSITY (2)
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