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A long-term implantable arterio-venous shunt device or creation of a fistula is provided that can be used as a therapeutic method for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The shunt device is implanted between an artery and a vein, preferably between a peripheral artery and the inferior vena cava. The shunt device and method of creating a fistula increases cardiac output and decreases the systemic vascular resistance and allows a blood flow rate through the shunt device of at least 5 ml/min after the implantation. Based on the effects of the method and device to the respiratory, cardiac and circulatory system, the method and device are beneficial as a therapy to patients with problems or conditions related to these systems.

Title
Implantable arterio-venous shunt devices and methods for their use
Application Number
11/789759
Publication Number
7967769 (B2)
Application Date
April 24, 2007
Publication Date
June 28, 2011
Inventor
Ronald Pearl
San Clemente
CA, US
Peter Kao
San Clemente
CA, US
Toshihiko Nishimura
San Clemente
CA, US
John Faul
San Clemente
CA, US
Agent
Matthew Kaser
James Heslin
Adam Bell
Assignee
Rox Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61M 5/00
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