Abstract: Described below are an apparatus and process for starting up externally-applied, cardiac-assist processes of the type wherein the assist is synchronized with the heartbeat. The improved process comprises the controlled stepwise reduction in the time portion of the pressure cycle wherein pressure rises on a portion of the patient's body and also comprises the controlled stepwise increase in the time at which the higher pressure portion of the cycle is active on the patient's body.
November 17, 1980
Date of Patent:
June 21, 1983
Intermedics Cardiassist Corporation
Joel M. Benjamin, Jr., Victor Meyer, Jr.