A Novel Method and Apparatus to Access the Left Heart for Cardiac Interventions

Researchers at UCLA have developed a novel device that allows access of therapeutic and diagnostic devices into the left ventricle from the venous side. This device will create a platform for accessing left sided structures including the aortic and mit…

Researchers at UCLA have developed a novel device that allows access to therapeutic and diagnostic devices into the left ventricle from the venous side. This device will create a platform for accessing left-sided structures including the aortic and mitral valves.

Abstract

UCLA researchers in the Division of Cardiology at the Geffen School of Medicine have developed novel devices and methods for allowing entirely intravascular access to the left ventricle, thereby precluding access via the apex of the heart percutaneously or by surgery.

Website

https://techtransfer.universityofcalifornia.edu/NCD/28731.html?utm_source=AUTMGTP&utm_medium=webpage&utm_term=ncdid_28731&utm_campaign=TechWebsites

Advantages

  • No longer requires trans-apical surgery or crossing the aortic or mitral valves via arterial approach or trans-atrial septal approach
  • Minimizes injury to the ventricular septum or coronary arteries

Potential Applications

Left ventricular access in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac surgery

Contact Information

Name: UCLA Technology Development Group

Email: ncd@tdg.ucla.edu

Phone: 310.794.0558