0916359-A1 is referenced by 59 patents and cites 8 patents.

A cannula for use as for example on the inflow end of an implantable intravascular heart pump. The stiffness of the cannula is differentiated along its length, wherein its proximal end is stiffer than its distal end, while a substantially constant wall thickness is maintained along its entire length. Attached to the flexible distal end, is a rigid tip component having inlet ports and an interior surface profile that minimizes the risk of hemolysis and thrombogenisis.

Title
Improved cannula device
Application Number
EP19980121448 19981111
Publication Number
0916359 (A1)
Application Date
November 11, 1998
Publication Date
May 19, 1999
Inventor
Brown Peter
US
Rau Guenter Prof Dr
DE
Hutzenlaub Jens
DE
Reul Helmut Prof Dr
DE
Siess Torsten Dipl Ing
DE
Assignee
Impella Cardiotech
DE
IPC
A61M 25/00
A61M 25/00
A61L 31/00
A61M 25/00
A61L 31/00
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