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The progress of a endovascular cardiac repair can be monitored by inserting a pressure transducer sensor using a catheter into a chamber of the heart during endovascular repair and then using a small, hand-held read out device to measure pressure easily, safely, inexpensively and accurately. In one aspect a sensor is introduced into the body by the steps of folding or rolling the sensor into a cylinder, loading it into a catheter, and deploying into the heart chamber by allowing it to unroll or unfold, either by itself or facilitated by the incorporation of a super-elastic alloy component.

Title
Implantable wireless sensor for pressure measurement within the heart
Application Number
10/54672
Publication Number
6855115 (B2)
Application Date
January 22, 2002
Publication Date
February 15, 2005
Inventor
Jason Kroh
Villa Rica
GA, US
Jason White
Atlanta
GA, US
David Stern
Grayson
GA, US
Mark Allen
Atlanta
GA, US
Michael Fonseca
Atlanta
GA, US
Agent
Reed Smith
William H Dippert
Assignee
Cardiomems
GA, US
IPC
A61B 005/0215
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