08048016 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 4 patents.

A long-term implantable arterio-venous shunt device is provided that can be used as a therapeutic method. The shunt device is implanted between an artery and a vein, preferably between the aorta and the inferior vena cava. The shunt device decreases the systemic vascular resistance and allows a blood flow rate through the shunt device of at least 5 ml/min after the implantation. The blood flow rate could be controlled either via an open loop or a closed loop control means. The shunt device could also be a self-adjustable shunt device to self-adjust its structure to control the blood flow rate through its lumen. Based on the effects of the shunt device to the respiratory, cardiac and circulatory system, the implantable shunt device could be beneficial as a therapy to patients with problems or conditions related to these systems.

Title
Arterio-venous shunt devices
Application Number
12/378438
Publication Number
8048016 (B2)
Application Date
February 12, 2009
Publication Date
November 1, 2011
Inventor
Ronald G Pearl
Palo Alto
CA, US
Peter N Kao
Palo Alto
CA, US
Toshihiko Nishimura
Menlo Park
CA, US
John L Faul
Stanford
CA, US
Agent
Matthew Kaser
James Heslin
Adam Bell
Assignee
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
CA, US
IPC
A61M 19/00
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