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A heart massager for substernal heart massage is disclosed. The heart massager utilizes a heart-contacting member adapted for insertion into a thoracic cavity for directly contacting the heart and a handle attached thereto for manually manipulating the apparatus. The heart-contacting member includes a cup having one end which is open and which receives the handle, and another end which is closed by an at least partially concave-shaped diaphragm which forms a heart contacting surface and allows the member to conform to the shape of the heart's surface. The ends of the cup are joined by a flexible sidewall which flares outward from the handle in its operative state. The cup's flexible sidewall allows the heart-contacting member to collapse so that it can be inserted into a relatively small incision in the chest cavity. After the heart-contacting member is inserted, fluid pressure is applied to the inside of the cup, thereby causing it to expand into its operative state.

Title
Inflatable and expandable direct manual cardiac compression device
Application Number
922714
Publication Number
5571074
Application Date
May 27, 1994
Publication Date
November 5, 1996
Inventor
Michael M Badellino
Hatboro
PA, US
Robert F Buckman Jr
Radnor
PA, US
Agent
Seidel Gonda Lavorgna & Monaco P C
Assignee
Temple University Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education
PA, US
IPC
A61H 7/00
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