US 9,808,653 B2
Treatment of subarachnoid hematoma using sonothrombolysis and associated devices, systems and methods
David W. Newell, Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by David W. Newell, Seattle, WA (US)
Filed on May 24, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/902,644.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/659,269, filed on Jun. 13, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2013/0338544 A1, Dec. 19, 2013
Int. Cl. A61H 1/00 (2006.01); A61N 7/02 (2006.01); A61N 7/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/22 (2006.01); A61B 90/10 (2016.01); A61B 8/08 (2006.01); A61B 8/06 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 7/02 (2013.01) [A61B 17/22004 (2013.01); A61B 90/10 (2016.02); A61N 7/00 (2013.01); A61B 8/06 (2013.01); A61B 8/0808 (2013.01); A61B 8/488 (2013.01); A61N 2007/0021 (2013.01); A61N 2007/0052 (2013.01); A61N 2007/0078 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of treating a human patient having a basal subarachnoid region and a basal subarachnoid hematoma at the basal subarachnoid region, the method comprising:
introducing a thrombolytic agent extravascularly into the basal subarachnoid region;
connecting a headset to the patient, wherein the headset comprises ultrasound transducers and is configured for hands-free delivery of ultrasound energy through the patient's skull to the basal subarachnoid region; and
delivering ultrasound energy from the headset through the patient's skull to the basal subarachnoid region to enhance a thrombolytic effect of the thrombolytic agent.