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A system for controlling patient temperature uses a central venous line catheter having axially spaced distal and proximal heat exchange balloons. The central venous line catheter is provided with one or more lumens for providing access to the central blood supply of the patient, and with additional lumens for communicating heat exchange fluid to the balloons. Heat exchange fluid temperature is controlled through a feed back loop in which patient temperature is sensed and used to control a temperature control unit comprising a heating device and/or a cooling device in heat exchange relationship with the heat exchange fluid. A tubing set transports the heat exchange fluid between the central venous line and the temperature control unit, with a pump serving to circulate the fluid in a closed fluid circuit in the system.

Title
Dual balloon central venous line catheter temperature control system
Application Number
9/427745
Publication Number
6299599 (B1)
Application Date
October 27, 1999
Publication Date
October 9, 2001
Inventor
Blair D Walker
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Scott M Evans
Santa Ana
CA, US
Lynn M Shimada
Orange
CA, US
Nora Tran Pham
Lake Forest
CA, US
Assignee
Alsius Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61F 7/12
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