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Mark Gelfand, Howard Levin: Method and device for accessing a pericardial space. G & L Consulting, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, June 5, 2007: US07226440 (39 worldwide citation)

A method for accessing a pericardial space of a heart of a mammalian patient is disclosed comprising: guiding a catheter through a coronary sinus of the heart and to a cardiac vein; advancing said catheter to a distal segment of the cardiac vein; intentionally puncturing the vein with the catheter t ...


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Neil S Rothman, Mark Gelfand: Belt with detachable bladder for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and circulatory assist. Revivant Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, March 22, 2005: US06869409 (39 worldwide citation)

An inflatable vest design for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and for cardiac assist. The vest may include a belt that wraps around the chest of a patient, and a removable bladder that is placed against the chest and held in place by the belt. The inflatable bladder expands radially to first con ...


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Neil S Rothman, Mark Gelfand, Daniel Burkhoff, Myron L Weisfeldt: Cardiac assist method using an inflatable vest. Revivant Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, June 22, 2004: US06752771 (39 worldwide citation)

A method and device are disclosed for inflating an inflatable vest to assist the heart in patients suffering from heart failure. The inflation of the vest is synchronized with on-set of the systole phase of the heart, when the left ventricular compresses to force blood out of the heart and through t ...


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John J O&apos Mahony, Andrew Hal Pert, Mark Gelfand: User interface for blood treatment device. CHF Solutions, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, August 10, 2004: US06773412 (38 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface for a medical instruments for a Renal Replacement Therapy is disclosed that includes a pictogram representation of the fluid path of an extracorporeal blood circuit that represents fluid lines, pumps and sensors. To assist the user in responding to alarms and rectifying fa ...


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Mark Gelfand, Neil S Rothman: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation system with centrifugal compression pump. Cardiologic Systems, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, December 7, 1999: US05997488 (36 worldwide citation)

A blower pressure source has been integrated into a vest cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) system. The vest includes a bladder that cyclically inflates and deflates to provide automatic CPR to a patient in cardiac arrest or needing circulatory assistance to a patient with a beating but weakened he ...


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Mark Gelfand, John J O&apos Mahony: Artificial kidney set with electronic key. CHF Solutions, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, February 24, 2004: US06695806 (34 worldwide citation)

An integrated disposable set for dialysis or ultrafiltration treatment of blood is disclosed that includes a memory “key” chip. The key contains information relating to the set, including calibration for sensors, model and date of manufacture and a proprietary secret code to prevent unauthorized dup ...


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Mark Gelfand, John O Mahony, Howard R Levin: Feedback control of ultrafiltration to prevent hypotension. CHF Solutions, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, February 13, 2007: US07175809 (31 worldwide citation)

A method and system for the extracorporeal treatment of blood to remove fluid from the fluid overloaded patient is disclosed that non-invasively measures an oxygen level in the venous blood. The oxygen blood level is used to detect when hypotension is about to occur in a patient. The oxygen level me ...


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Hans Dietrich Polaschegg, Steven Bernard, Howard R Levin, Mark Gelfand: Extracorporeal circuit for peripheral vein fluid removal. CHF Solutions, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, March 18, 2003: US06533747 (28 worldwide citation)

An extracorporeal blood circuit is disclosed for withdrawing, filtering and returning blood from peripheral blood vessels. The blood passage in the circuit extends through a withdrawal tube connected to a catheter in a peripheral vein, a filter, one or more pressure sensors and return tube also conn ...


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Neil S Rothman, Mark Gelfand: Belt with detachable bladder for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and circulatory assist. Zoll Circulation, K David Crockett Esq, Marc J Frechette Esq, Crockett & Crockett, September 12, 2006: US07104967 (27 worldwide citation)

An inflatable vest design for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and for cardiac assist. The vest may include a belt that wraps around the chest of a patient, and a removable bladder that is placed against the chest and held in place by the belt. The inflatable bladder expands radially to first con ...


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Denise Demarais, Nicolas Zadno, Benjamin J Clark, Erik Thai, Howard R Levin, Mark Gelfand: Ultrasound apparatuses for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, September 30, 2014: US08845629 (19 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Thermally-induced renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal energy to heat or cool neural fibers that contribute to renal function, or of vascular structures that feed or ...