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The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling the internal body temperature of a patient. According to the present invention, a catheter is inserted through an incision into a large blood vessel of a patient. By selectively heating or cooling a portion of the catheter lying within the blood vessel, heat may be transferred to or from blood flowing within the vessel and the patient's body temperature may thereby be increased or decreased as desired. The invention will find use in treating undesirable conditions of hypothermia and hyperthermia, or for inducing a condition of artificial hypothermia when desired.

Title
Method and apparatus for controlling a patients body temperature by in situ blood temperature modification
Application Number
15774
Publication Number
5486208
Application Date
October 18, 1994
Publication Date
January 23, 1996
Inventor
Robert Ginsburg
5100 S. Steele St., Greenwood Village, 80121
CO, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
IPC
A61F 7/00
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