3908653 is referenced by 45 patents and cites 5 patents.

A blood chamber for an arterial line of an extracorporeal blood system. The chamber is a flow through device for blood with an air cushion over the blood and access structure for sampling and treating the blood. A pressure tap in the chamber communicates the air cushion with a pressure transducer to facilitate measurement of blood pressure within the chamber. Undesirable obstruction of the pressure tap by blood foam is reduced by introducing blood into the chamber through a submerged inlet. The blood chamber may be situated upstream from a blood pump in a single needle extracorporeal dialysis system so as to avoid pump starvation.

Title
Blood chamber
Application Number
05/435,908
Publication Number
3908653
Application Date
January 23, 1974
Publication Date
September 30, 1975
Inventor
Kettering Donald E
Agent
Young J Winslow
Workman H Ross
Assignee
Vital Assists
IPC
A61M 01/03
A61M 01/36
A61M 01/30
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