A new balloon tipped catheter has been developed for the purpose of making long term in vivo intravascular pressure measurements. Among its advantages are its ability to electrically isolate the subject from the pressure transducer and be rebalanced and calibrated while in situ. Experimental results in calves indicate that the system provides a very reliable means of calibrating implanted catheter tip pressure transducers in situ and can be used as the primary long term pressure measuring device when high frequency response is not required.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1976|
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