Device for the modulation of cardiac end diastolic volume
MetadataShow full item record
The present invention provides methods, systems, kits and devices that reduce dyskinesis and hypokinesis. For example, the direct compression cardiac device may be positioned about at least a portion of a heart, and includes a resilient inner panel in contact with at least a portion of the heart periphery, one or more resilient members positioned about the resilient inner panel and at least partially surrounded by an expandable outer panel. The resistance supplied by the inner panel to the heart may be modulated to control the end-diastolic heart volume and remodel the heart, the resistance supplied by the expandable outer panel to the heart may be modulated to control the end-systolic heart volume and remodel the heart or both.
Criscione, John C.; Biswas, Saurabh; Hall, Stan; Harrison, Lewis; Robbins, Dennis (2011). Device for the modulation of cardiac end diastolic volume. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from