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A method for treating congestive heart failure (CHF) has been developed that restores kidney renal functions by artificial vasodilation of at least one kidney. A vasodilator drug is locally delivered to the kidney via a kidney perfusion catheter. The drug can be mixed with the patient's blood, saline or other suitable solvent and the mixture directly applied to the kidney through the catheter. The restoration of kidney function assists the heart by removing excess fluid, urine and toxin from the patient, and by normalizing the patient's renin-angiotensin system and other neurohormonal substances. The method is applicable to treat chronic and acute CHF.

Title
Method and apparatus for treatment of congestive heart failure by improving perfusion of the kidney by infusion of a vasodilator
Application Number
9/547104
Publication Number
6287608 (B1)
Application Date
April 11, 2000
Publication Date
September 11, 2001
Inventor
Mark Gelfand
New York
NY, US
Howard R Levin
Teaneck
NJ, US
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
US
Assignee
Intellicardia
NY, US
IPC
A61K 33/00
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