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Houston, MN, United States

Procyrion | Date: 2005-10-25

Medical apparatus and medical devices, namely, left ventricle assist devices; aortic valve prostheses.

A method and apparatus for long-term assisting the left ventricle of a heart to pump blood is disclosed which includes at least one transluminally deliverable pump and a transluminally deliverable support structure which secures the at least one pump within the aorta for long-term use.

Fluid pressure or flow in a human body may be adjusted with circulation or perfusion systems and methods. The system may include a first pump implantable in a chamber or vessel of the human body, and a plurality of struts connected to a housing of said first pump, wherein said struts secure the first pump in a desired location of said chamber or vessel. The system may also include one or more flow modification elements disposed on said first pump, where said flow modification elements direct flow to a desired organ or a desired vessel to adjust pressure or flow as desired.

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