Accession Number : ADD013115

Title :   Internal Jugular and Left Ventricular Thermodilution Catheter.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Oct 78, patented 19 Aug 80,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Khalil,Hassan H

Report Date : 19 Aug 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This invention relates to a thermodilution catheter having a distal high frequency heating coil of fine wires, heat measuring thermocouples, and a proximal resistance thermometer, all wound externally on a catheter for measuring blood flow in either the jugular vein or the left ventricle of the heart. The device also incorporates electrodes for electrocardiogram tracings.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, *CATHETERS, *BLOOD CIRCULATION, *BLOOD VOLUME, WIRE, COILS, HEATING, HIGH FREQUENCY, MEASUREMENT, HEART, VENTRICLES, ELECTRODES, THERMOCOUPLES, JUGULAR VEIN, RESISTANCE THERMOMETERS, CALORIMETRY, HEAT TRANSFER, FLOW RATE

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE