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An apparatus for powering a pressure actuated body implant device is disclosed. Preferably, the apparatus is utilized to power an artificial heart. The apparatus comprises a reservoir implantable in the body and attachable to a body muscle, a pacemaker having stimulatory electrodes for connection to the body muscle and sensor electrodes for sensing the physiological needs of the body and power output of the body muscle, and tubing for connecting the reservoir to the artificial heart. The apparatus is totally implantable with the body and is toally independent of any external power source.

Title
Apparatus for powering a body implant device
Application Number
6/290105
Publication Number
4453537
Application Date
August 4, 1981
Publication Date
June 12, 1984
Inventor
Daniel E Spitzer
435 E. 30 St., New York, 10016
NY, US
Agent
Hubbell Cohen Stiefel & Gross
IPC
A61F 1/00
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