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1. (WO1998050099) IMPROVED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOVING MATERIALS FROM LYMPHATIC AND OTHER FLUIDS

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/050099    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/007936
Publication Date: Fri Nov 13 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 24 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: A61M 1/16
A61M 27/00
Applicants: S.L.I.M. TECH, LTD.
Inventors: KENSEY, Kenneth
Title: IMPROVED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOVING MATERIALS FROM LYMPHATIC AND OTHER FLUIDS
Abstract:
Method and systems for separating a first material, e.g. cholesterol or fat, from lymphatic fluid flowing through a duct (26) within the body of a living being (22), so that the material is removed from the being's body (22) or recirculated. The system includes a filter (36) for separating that material, and an elongated conduit (34) implanted within the vascular system (24) and having a distal end (34A) in fluid communication with the duct (26) and a proximal end (34B) in fluid communication with the filter (36). An implantable pump (42) may be provided to enhance the operation of the system.