Guidable intravascular blood pump and related methods

  • US 7,022,100 B1
  • Filed: 09/01/2000
  • Issued: 04/04/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/03/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An intravascular blood pump system comprising:

  • an intravascular blood pump having a cannula coupled thereto, said intravascular blood pump including a rotor, a shroud for receiving said rotor, and a drive cable coupled to said rotor for driving said rotor within said shroud, said cannula being coupled to said shroud of said intravascular blood pump, anda guide mechanism adapted to guide said intravascular blood pump and cannula to a predetermined location within the circulatory system of a patient, wherein said guide mechanism comprises a guide catheter coupled to said shroud.

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