Self-expanding heart assist device
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The present invention includes a device and method for a self-expanding framework device adapted to facilitate the deployment of an extra-cardiac device. The device includes a deployment tube and a self-expanding wire framework having a structure that results in the self-expanding wire framework circumferential flaring motion and bending outwardly to advance around the heart.
Criscione, John C.; Bolch, Christima M.; Leschinsky, Boris (11/5). Self-expanding heart assist device. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from