US Patent Number
A compact heat exchanger for vena-venous perfusion-induced hyperthermia includes an integral pneumatic pump and a hollow tubule heat exchange array. A vena-venous perfusion-induced hyperthermia system incorporating the compact heat exchanger is described. The heat exchanger provides a compact, efficient design allowing a lesser heat exchanging surface area and lesser required pumping power compared to conventional systems. In turn, the system provides a shorter blood circuit compared to conventional systems, allowing maintaining a lower blood temperature than such conventional systems while supplying sufficiently heated blood to patient visceral organs to provide a therapeutic effect, such as in supplementing chemotherapy drugs.
The University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Wang, Dongfang and Zwischenberger, Joseph B., "Compact Heat Exchanger for Veno-Venous Perfusion-Induced Systemic Hyperthermia Systems" (2016). Surgery Faculty Patents. 9.