JP2016119936A - Temperature measurement device and catheter system - Google Patents

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JP2016119936A
JP2016119936A JP2014260066A JP2014260066A JP2016119936A JP 2016119936 A JP2016119936 A JP 2016119936A JP 2014260066 A JP2014260066 A JP 2014260066A JP 2014260066 A JP2014260066 A JP 2014260066A JP 2016119936 A JP2016119936 A JP 2016119936A
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小島 康弘
Yasuhiro Kojima
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a temperature measurement device and the like capable of improving the convenience at the time of use.SOLUTION: A temperature measurement device 2 comprises: a connection part 21 which is connected with a catheter 1 provided with a catheter shaft 11 having a plurality of metal rings (111-115) in the vicinity of the tip and a plurality of temperature sensors 51-55 arranged corresponding to the plurality of metal rings and measuring the internal temperature of a hollow organ extending in the vertical direction V in the body; and a plurality of temperature display parts 251-255 which individually display the plurality of pieces of information on the internal temperature obtained from the plurality of temperature sensors 51-55 in the catheter 1 connected with the connection part 21. The plurality of temperature display parts 251-255 are arranged side by side along the vertical direction V. The arrangement order of the plurality of temperature display parts 251-255 matches the respective arrangement orders of the corresponding temperature sensors 51-55 and metal rings when the catheter 1 is inserted to the hollow organ.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 5

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  The present invention relates to a catheter system including a catheter having a temperature sensor for measuring the internal temperature of a hollow organ in the body such as the esophagus, a temperature measuring device, and a temperature measuring device applied to such a catheter system. .

  As one of the treatment methods for arrhythmia and the like, for example, an operation is performed in which a portion of the heart that is an arrhythmia is cauterized (ablated) with an ablation catheter. In general, this cauterization technique is roughly classified into a technique of high-temperature cauterization (heating) using a high-frequency current and a technique of low-temperature cauterization (cooling) using liquefied nitrous oxide or liquid nitrogen. When such an ablation catheter is used to cauterize the left posterior wall of the heart (for example, during left atrial ablation), the esophagus adjacent to the posterior wall of the left atrium is generally heated or cooled, May be damaged.

  Therefore, a method has been proposed in which a temperature measurement catheter (so-called esophageal catheter) is inserted into the esophagus through the patient's nose (by a nasal approach), and information about the temperature inside the esophagus (inner wall) is measured (monitored). (For example, see Patent Documents 1 and 2). This temperature measuring catheter has a built-in temperature sensor for measuring such temperature in the vicinity of the metal ring near the tip of the catheter shaft. In addition, a system (catheter system) that realizes this technique includes the above-described temperature measuring catheter and a temperature measuring device that measures the temperature inside the esophagus using a temperature sensor in the catheter.

  By monitoring the temperature inside the esophagus in this way, it is possible to avoid the possibility that the esophagus will be damaged, for example, during the above-described left atrial ablation.

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  By the way, in the above-described system, it is generally required to improve the convenience of the user (operator) when the temperature measurement catheter is inserted into a hollow organ in the body such as the esophagus. Therefore, it is desired to propose a method for improving the convenience of such use.

  The present invention has been made in view of such problems, and an object thereof is to provide a temperature measurement device and a catheter system capable of improving convenience in use.

  The temperature measuring device of the present invention measures the internal temperature of a catheter shaft having a plurality of metal rings near the tip, and a hollow organ that is arranged in association with the plurality of metal rings and extends in the vertical direction in the body. A plurality of temperature sensors for connecting to a catheter to which a catheter is connected, and information on a plurality of internal temperatures obtained by using the plurality of temperature sensors in the catheter connected to the connection And a plurality of temperature display units. The plurality of temperature display units are arranged side by side along the vertical direction. In addition, the arrangement order of the plurality of temperature display portions is the same as the arrangement order of the corresponding plurality of temperature sensors and the plurality of metal rings when the catheter is inserted into the hollow organ.

  The catheter system of the present invention measures the internal temperature of a catheter shaft having a plurality of metal rings in the vicinity of the tip, and a hollow organ that is arranged in association with the plurality of metal rings and extends in the vertical direction in the body. A plurality of temperature sensors, and a temperature measuring device according to the present invention that measures the internal temperature using the plurality of temperature sensors in the catheter.

  In the temperature measuring device and the catheter system of the present invention, a plurality of temperature display units for individually displaying information on a plurality of internal temperatures obtained by using a plurality of temperature sensors in the catheter are arranged side by side along the vertical direction. ing. In addition, the arrangement order of the plurality of temperature display portions is mutually coincident with the arrangement order of the corresponding plurality of temperature sensors and the plurality of metal rings when the catheter is inserted into the hollow organ. Thus, when the catheter is inserted into the hollow organ (extending vertically in the body), the correspondence between the positions of the plurality of metal rings (the plurality of temperature sensors) and the corresponding internal temperature information However, it becomes easy to grasp by connecting intuitively.

  The number of the temperature display unit, the temperature sensor, and the metal ring is preferably 4 or more. In this case, compared with the case where the number is 3 or less, the measurement range of the internal temperature described above is widened, or the measurement accuracy is improved by the close interval between the measurement points. This makes it easier to understand the temperature distribution and temperature gradient within the measurement range. As a result, further improvement in convenience during temperature measurement is realized.

  In the temperature measuring device and the catheter system of the present invention, an alarm is given to the outside when it is determined that at least one of the plurality of internal temperatures obtained using the plurality of temperature sensors has reached the first temperature threshold. It is desirable to further provide an alarm output unit that outputs In such a case, such an alarm is output to the outside, thereby facilitating monitoring of the internal temperature of the hollow organ and further improving convenience.

  In this case, when it is determined that the at least one temperature has reached the second temperature threshold before the first temperature threshold, the alarm output unit is a preliminary stage as a previous step for the alarm as the alarm. It is desirable to output an alarm. In such a case, a preliminary warning as a previous step is output, so that it becomes possible to cope with a change in the internal temperature of the hollow organ in advance, and the convenience is further enhanced.

  Further, when the alarm output unit satisfies the condition for satisfying the condition for outputting the present alarm and the condition for outputting the preliminary alarm at the plurality of internal temperatures obtained by using the plurality of temperature sensors. When both the determined temperature and the determined temperature exist at the same time, it is desirable to preferentially output the main alarm and the preliminary alarm. In this case, this alarm is output with higher priority than the preliminary alarm, so that it is possible to deal with the temperature measurement point with higher priority first, and to take efficient countermeasures. It becomes possible.

  The alarm output unit preferably outputs the main alarm and the preliminary alarm in a manner that distinguishes them from each other. In this case, it becomes easy to prevent operator's misidentification between the main alarm and the preliminary alarm, and the convenience is further improved.

  Here, both the upper limit value and the lower limit value are provided as the first temperature threshold value, and the alarm output unit outputs an alarm when the at least one temperature is equal to or higher than the upper limit value or lower than the lower limit value. desirable. In this case, it is possible to output a warning about the measured internal temperature in both the high temperature cauterization method and the low temperature cauterization method (the warning operation can be applied to both methods). ), Convenience will be further enhanced.

  Further, when it is determined that the at least one temperature has reached the first temperature threshold, the alarm output unit outputs an alarm using a predetermined sound, and the display mode of the plurality of temperature display units It is desirable to notify the outside using change. In such a case, both the alarm output using sound and the notification using the change in the display mode are made, so that the internal temperature of the hollow organ becomes easier to monitor and the convenience is further improved. Figured.

  An example of the hollow organ extending in the vertical direction is the esophagus.

  According to the temperature measurement device and the catheter system of the present invention, the plurality of temperature display units are arranged side by side along the vertical direction, and the arrangement order of the plurality of temperature display units is determined so that the catheter is inserted into the hollow organ. When the catheter is inserted into the hollow organ, it corresponds to each position of the plurality of metal rings. It becomes easy to grasp the correspondence relationship with the information of each internal temperature to be intuitively linked. Therefore, it is possible to improve convenience during use.

It is a schematic diagram showing the example of schematic structure of the catheter system which concerns on one embodiment of this invention. It is a schematic diagram showing the detailed structural example of the catheter shown in FIG. FIG. 3 is a schematic perspective view illustrating a detailed configuration example near the distal end of the catheter shaft illustrated in FIG. 2. It is a schematic diagram showing the external appearance structural example of the temperature measuring apparatus shown in FIG. It is a schematic diagram showing the usage example of the catheter shown to FIG. 2 and FIG. It is a schematic diagram showing an example of the relationship between the magnitude | size of measured temperature, an alarm action, etc. It is a flowchart showing the operation example in the case of the alarm operation | movement in the temperature measuring apparatus shown in FIG.

Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings. The description will be given in the following order.
1. Embodiment (example in which a plurality of temperature display units are arranged vertically and an alarm output function is provided)
2. Modified example

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FIG. 1 is a block diagram schematically showing a schematic configuration example of a catheter system (catheter system 3) according to an embodiment of the present invention. This catheter system 3 is used to treat the internal temperature of a hollow organ (for example, an esophagus, which is a hollow organ extending in the vertical direction) in the patient's body during treatment of arrhythmia or the like (for example, left atrial ablation) in the patient. This is a system for measuring information related to (inner wall temperature). The catheter system 3 includes a catheter 1 and a temperature measuring device 2 as shown in FIG.

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The catheter 1 is inserted into the patient's esophagus (so-called esophageal catheter) through the nose (through a nasal approach), for example, for measuring the internal temperature of the esophagus during the above-described left atrial ablation. A catheter.

  FIG. 2 schematically shows a detailed configuration example (ZX upper surface configuration example) of the catheter 1. The catheter 1 includes a catheter shaft 11 (catheter tube) as a catheter main body (long portion), and a handle 12 attached to the proximal end side of the catheter shaft 11.

  The catheter shaft 11 is formed of a flexible tubular structure (hollow tubular member) and has a shape extending along its own axial direction (Z-axis direction). Specifically, the axial length of the catheter shaft 11 is several times to several tens of times longer than the length of the handle 12 in the axial direction (Z-axis direction). The catheter shaft 11 may be composed of tubes having the same characteristics in the axial direction, but the distal end portion (the distal flexible portion 11A) having relatively excellent flexibility and the distal end portion On the other hand, it is preferable to have a proximal end portion that is integrally formed in the axial direction and is relatively more rigid than the distal end portion.

  The catheter shaft 11 also has a so-called single lumen structure in which one lumen (inner hole, fine hole, through hole) is formed so as to extend along its own axial direction, or a plurality (for example, four). The so-called multi-lumen structure is formed. In addition, in the inside of the catheter shaft 11, both the area | region which consists of a single lumen structure and the area | region which consists of a multi-lumen structure may be provided. Various lumens (a pair of operation wires (not shown) and conductors L1 to L5 described later) are inserted through the lumen of the catheter shaft 11 in a state of being electrically insulated from each other.

  Among these, each of the pair of operation wires (pull wires) extends inside the catheter shaft 11 and is drawn into the handle 12, and the deflection of the distal end portion (the distal end flexible portion 11A) of the catheter shaft 11 to be described later. It is used during operation. In other words, each of these operation wires is used for bending the vicinity of the distal end of the catheter shaft 11 (see, for example, arrows d2a and d2b in FIG. 2). Each distal end of these operation wires is fixed by an anchor, solder, or the like in the vicinity of the distal end in the catheter shaft 11. In addition, as described above, each proximal end side of the operation wire extends from the catheter shaft 11 into the handle 12 and is fixed in the handle 12 by a fastener (not shown). Each of these operation wires is made of a superelastic metal material such as SUS (stainless steel) or NiTi (nickel titanium), and has a diameter of about 100 to 500 μm (for example, 200 μm). However, it does not necessarily need to be comprised with a metal material, for example, may be comprised with the high intensity | strength nonelectroconductive wire.

  Such a catheter shaft 11 is made of a synthetic resin such as polyolefin, polyamide, polyether polyamide, polyurethane, nylon, or polyether block amide. The axial length of the catheter shaft 11 is about 500 to 1200 mm (for example, 870 mm), and the outer diameter of the catheter shaft 11 (the outer diameter of the XY cross section) is about 1.0 to 3.0 mm. Degree (for example, 2.0 mm).

  Further, as shown in FIG. 2, a plurality of metal rings (here, five metal rings 111 to 115) and one distal tip 110 are disposed near the distal end of the catheter shaft 11 (the distal flexible portion 11 </ b> A). They are arranged at a predetermined interval. Specifically, each of the metal rings 111 to 115 (temperature measurement metal rings) is fixedly disposed on the outer peripheral surface of the catheter shaft 11, while the distal tip 110 is fixedly disposed at the forefront of the catheter shaft 11. Yes.

  FIG. 3 is a perspective view schematically showing a detailed configuration example in the vicinity of the distal end of the catheter shaft 11 including the metal rings 111 to 115 and the distal end tip 110. As shown in FIG. 3, the five metal rings 111 to 115 described above are arranged at predetermined intervals in this order from the distal end side (the distal end tip 110 side) to the proximal end side of the catheter shaft 11 (FIG. 3). They are arranged side by side at the distance d) between the metal rings shown inside. In addition, it is preferable that this metal ring distance d is 5 mm or less, for example, More preferably, it is about 2-4 mm (for example, 2 mm). Further, the metal ring width w of each of the metal rings 111 to 115 shown in FIG. 3 is preferably, for example, 5 mm or less, and more preferably about 1 to 4 mm (for example, 2 mm).

  Each of such metal rings 111 to 115 is made of a metal material having good electrical conductivity, such as aluminum (Al), copper (Cu), SUS, gold (Au), platinum (Pt), or the like. . In addition, in order to make the contrast property with respect to X-rays favorable at the time of use of the catheter 1, it is preferable to be comprised with platinum or its alloy. In addition, the tip 110 is made of a metal material similar to those of the metal rings 111 to 115, for example, and is preferably made of a resin material such as silicone rubber resin or polyurethane. The outer diameters of these metal rings 111 to 115 and the distal tip 110 are not particularly limited, but are preferably approximately the same as the outer diameter of the catheter shaft 11 described above.

  Here, as schematically shown in FIG. 3, the distal end flexible portion 11 </ b> A of the catheter shaft 11 is in the vicinity of each metal ring 111 to 115 (for example, a position opposite to each metal ring 111 to 115). Five temperature sensors 51 to 55 associated with these are incorporated. In this example, no temperature sensor electrically connected to the tip 110 is provided near the tip 110.

  Each of these temperature sensors 51 to 55 is a sensor for measuring the internal temperature of the esophagus or the like, for example, during the above-described left atrial ablation, and is electrically connected to each of the metal rings 111 to 115 individually. Yes. Specifically, the temperature sensor 51 is built in the vicinity of the metal ring 111 and is electrically connected to the metal ring 111. Similarly, the temperature sensor 52 is built in the vicinity of the metal ring 112 and is electrically connected to the metal ring 112. The temperature sensor 53 is built in the vicinity of the metal ring 113 and is electrically connected to the metal ring 113. The temperature sensor 54 is built in the vicinity of the metal ring 114 and is electrically connected to the metal ring 114. The temperature sensor 55 is built in the vicinity of the metal ring 115 and is electrically connected to the metal ring 115.

  Each of such temperature sensors 51 to 55 is configured using, for example, a thermocouple (thermocouple temperature measuring contact). Moreover, the conducting wires L1 to L5 (lead wires) individually electrically connected to these temperature sensors 51 to 55 are each made of, for example, different types of metal wires that constitute the thermocouple. Each of the conductive wires L1 to L5 is inserted into the lumen of the catheter shaft 11 as described above, and is drawn into the temperature measuring device 2 through the handle 12 (see FIG. 1).

  The handle 12 shown in FIG. 2 is a portion that is gripped (gripped) by an operator (doctor) when the catheter 1 is used. As shown in FIG. 2, the handle 12 includes a handle main body 121 attached to the proximal end side of the catheter shaft 11 and a rotation operation unit 122.

  The handle body 121 corresponds to a portion (grip part) that is actually gripped by the operator, and has a shape extending along the axial direction (Z-axis direction). Such a handle body 121 is made of a synthetic resin such as polycarbonate or acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS).

  Although the details will be described later, the rotation operation unit 122 is a part used in the operation (rotation operation) for bending (deflecting) the vicinity of the distal end of the catheter shaft 11 (the distal end flexible portion 11A). As shown in FIG. 2, the rotation operation unit 122 includes a rotation plate 41 and an adjustment knob 42.

  The rotating plate 41 is a member that is attached to the handle body 121 so as to be rotatable about a rotation axis (Y-axis direction) perpendicular to the longitudinal direction (Z-axis direction). The rotating plate 41 corresponds to a portion where the operator actually operates during the above-described rotating operation, and has a substantially disk shape. Specifically, in this example, as indicated by arrows d1a and d1b in FIG. 2, the operation of rotating the rotating plate 41 bidirectionally in the ZX plane with respect to the handle main body 121 (the rotation axis is the center of rotation). Rotation operation).

  A pair of knobs 41 a and 41 b are provided integrally with the rotating plate 41 on the side surface of the rotating plate 41. In this example, as shown in FIG. 2, the knob 41 a and the knob 41 b are arranged at positions that are point-symmetric with respect to each other about the rotation axis of the rotating plate 41. Each of these knobs 41a and 41b corresponds to a portion operated (pressed) with a finger of one hand, for example, when the operator rotates the rotary plate 41. Such a rotating plate 41 is made of, for example, the same material (synthetic resin or the like) as that of the handle body 121 described above.

  The adjustment knob 42 is configured to be rotatable in the ZX plane, and is a member for fixing (holding) the rotation position of the rotation plate 41 (the curved state near the distal end of the catheter shaft 11). That is, when the operator twists the adjustment knob 42 and fixes the rotating plate 41 to the handle main body 121, the rotational position of the rotating plate 41 is fixed.

(Temperature measuring device 2)
The temperature measuring device 2 shown in FIG. 1 is a device that measures the internal temperature of the esophagus or the like using the plurality of temperature sensors 51 to 55 in the catheter 1, for example, during the aforementioned left atrial ablation. As shown in FIG. 1, the temperature measuring device 2 includes a connection unit 21, an input unit 22, a control unit 23, an upper limit value display unit 24U, a lower limit value display unit 24L, and a plurality of (in this example, five) temperature displays. Sections 251 to 255 and an alarm output section 26.

  The connection part 21 is a part (connection terminal) to which the proximal end side of the catheter 1 (specifically, as shown in FIG. 1, the conductive wires L1 to L5 described above) is connected.

  The input unit 22 is a part (input operation unit) for inputting various setting values, an instruction signal for instructing a predetermined operation, and the like. Examples of the various set values include a predetermined temperature threshold value (in this example, an upper limit value (first temperature threshold value) TU1, a lower limit value (first temperature threshold value) TL1, a second temperature threshold value TU2, TL2) and the like. Can be mentioned. These set values are input by an operator (for example, a doctor) of the temperature measuring device 2. However, it is not input by the operator, but may be set in the temperature measuring device 2 in advance, for example, when the product is shipped. Further, the set value and the instruction signal input in the input unit 22 in this way are respectively supplied to the control unit 23 as shown in FIG. Such an input unit 22 is configured using, for example, a predetermined dial, button, touch panel, or the like (see, for example, FIG. 4 described later).

  The control unit 23 is a part that controls the temperature measuring device 2 as a whole and performs predetermined arithmetic processing, and is configured using, for example, a microcomputer. Specifically, the control unit 23 firstly detects each of the detected values V1 to V5 (for example, the thermoelectrics obtained via the conductive wires L1 to L5) in the temperature sensors 51 to 55 built in the catheter 1 connected to the connection unit 21. And a function of calculating (measuring, deriving, calculating) the internal temperature of the esophagus or the like by a general calculation method using a thermocouple based on the thermoelectromotive force of the pair. In this way, the internal temperatures (measurement temperatures T1 to T5) in the vicinity of the metal rings 111 to 115 (temperature measurement metal rings) that are individually electrically connected to the temperature sensors 51 to 55 are the temperature measurement devices. 2 is required individually.

  Here, the control unit 23 also has a function of performing control (measurement temperature display control) for individually displaying (outputting) the measured temperatures T1 to T5 thus obtained in the temperature display units 251 to 255 described later. have. In addition, the control unit 23 acquires various set values (upper limit value TU1, lower limit value TL1, second temperature threshold value TU2, TL2, etc.), instruction signals, and the like, which are input from the input unit 22, and the upper limit value TU1. The lower limit value TL1 has a function of performing control (temperature threshold value display control) for individually displaying in an upper limit value display unit 24U and a lower limit value display unit 24L, which will be described later. Further, the control unit 23 also has a function of performing control (alarm output control) for outputting a predetermined alarm (sound or the like) in an alarm output unit 26 described later when it is determined that a predetermined condition described later is satisfied. ing. The details of the operation example in the control unit 23 will be described later (FIGS. 6 and 7).

  As described above, the upper limit value display unit 24U is a part (monitor) that displays the upper limit value TU1, which is one of the set values input in the input unit 22, and outputs the same to the outside. Similarly, the lower limit value display unit 24L is a part that displays the lower limit value TL1, which is one of the set values input in the input unit 22, and outputs the same to the outside. Each of the upper limit display unit 24U and the lower limit display unit 24L is configured by using various types of displays (for example, a liquid crystal display, a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) display, an organic EL (Electro Luminescence) display, etc.). ing.

  As described above, each of the temperature display units 251 to 255 is a part that individually displays the measured temperatures T1 to T5 obtained by the control unit 23 and outputs them to the outside. Specifically, as shown in FIG. 1, the temperature display unit 251 displays the measured temperature T1, the temperature display unit 252 displays the measured temperature T2, the temperature display unit 253 displays the measured temperature T3, and the temperature display. The unit 254 displays the measured temperature T4, and the temperature display unit 255 displays the measured temperature T5. Each of the temperature display units 251 to 255 is also configured by using various types of displays (for example, a liquid crystal display, a CRT display, an organic EL display, etc.).

  The temperature measuring device 2 has a function (data output function) for outputting information (data) of these measured temperatures T1 to T5 to an external device (for example, a PC (Personal Computer), etc.) of the temperature measuring device 2. You may make it. In such a case, for example, it is possible to monitor the time change of each measured temperature T1 to T5 on the PC or store it on the PC as log data or the like.

  As described above, when the control unit 23 determines that the measured temperatures T1 to T5 satisfy a predetermined condition, the alarm output unit 26 outputs a predetermined alarm (for example, the voice Sout shown in FIG. 1) to the outside. And a function of notifying (notifying) the operator. Specifically, the alarm output unit 26, in the control unit 23, for example, at least one of the measured temperatures T1 to T5 has reached the above-described upper limit value TU1 or lower limit value TL1 (first temperature threshold) ( If it is determined that it has exceeded, such a predetermined alarm is output as this alarm. The alarm output unit 26, for example, when it is determined that the at least one temperature has reached a predetermined temperature (second temperature threshold TU2 or second temperature threshold TL2) before the first temperature threshold, It is desirable to have a function of outputting a preliminary alarm as a previous stage for the above-described main alarm. Such an alarm output unit 26 includes, for example, a buzzer, a speaker, and the like. Details of the operation (alarm operation) in the alarm output unit 26 will be described later (FIGS. 6 and 7).

  Here, FIG. 4 is a schematic diagram showing an example of the external configuration of such a temperature measuring device 2, and shows an example of a state in which the temperature measuring device 2 is placed on the surface St of a predetermined work table. ing.

  As shown in FIG. 4, the various members described above are arranged side by side on the housing 20 of the temperature measuring device 2 (in this example, the front surface of the housing 20). Specifically, on the front surface of the housing 20, a connection unit 21 (connection terminal), an input unit 22, an upper limit display unit 24U, a lower limit display unit 24L, and five temperature display units 251 to 255 are arranged. Has been placed. In addition, the control part 23 and the alarm output part 26 are each arrange | positioned (built in) in the housing 20 in this example.

  Here, in the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 4, these five temperature display portions 251 to 255 are arranged side by side (in a vertical row) along the vertical direction V (longitudinal direction). Specifically, from the lower side to the upper side in the vertical direction V, a temperature display unit 251 that displays the measured temperature T1, a temperature display unit 252 that displays the measured temperature T2, a temperature display unit 253 that displays the measured temperature T3, The temperature display unit 254 for displaying the measurement temperature T4 and the temperature display unit 255 for displaying the measurement temperature T5 are arranged in this order. The arrangement order of such temperature display units 251 to 255 will be described later in detail (FIG. 5), but is as follows. That is, when the catheter shaft 11 of the catheter 1 is inserted into the esophagus or the like, the arrangement order of the corresponding temperature sensors 51 to 55 and the metal rings (temperature measurement metal rings) 111 to 110 that are individually electrically connected to them. The arrangement order of 115 coincides with each other.

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In this catheter system 3, a temperature measuring catheter 1 (so-called esophageal catheter) is used for treatment of arrhythmia or the like (for example, left atrial ablation) in a patient, and a hollow organ (esophageal tract or the like) in the patient's body is used. Information about the internal temperature is measured. The ablation technique at this time includes a high-temperature cauterization (heating) technique using a high-frequency current and a low-temperature cauterization (cooling) technique using liquefied nitrous oxide or liquid nitrogen.

  Here, as schematically shown in FIG. 5, when measuring the internal temperature, for example, the catheter shaft 11 of the catheter 1 is passed through the nose of the patient 9 (through the nasal approach). It is inserted into the esophagus E of the patient 9 from the side. At this time, according to the rotation operation of the rotating plate 41 by the operator of the catheter 1, the shape near the distal end of the inserted catheter shaft 11 changes in both directions.

  Specifically, for example, when the operator grasps the handle 12 with one hand and operates the knob 41a with the finger of the one hand to rotate the rotating plate 41 in the direction of the arrow d1a (clockwise) in FIG. It becomes as follows. That is, one of the above-described pair of operation wires is pulled toward the proximal end in the catheter shaft 11. Then, the vicinity of the distal end of the catheter shaft 11 is bent (bent) along the direction indicated by the arrow d2a in FIG.

  For example, when the operator operates the knob 41b to rotate the rotating plate 41 in the direction of the arrow d1b in FIG. 2 (counterclockwise), the following occurs. That is, the other operation wire is pulled toward the proximal end side within the catheter shaft 11. Then, the vicinity of the distal end of the catheter shaft 11 is curved along the direction indicated by the arrow d2b in FIG.

  Thus, the operator can perform the swing deflection operation of the catheter shaft 11 by rotating the rotating plate 41. In addition, by rotating the handle main body 121 around the axis (in the XY plane), the bending direction in the vicinity of the distal end of the catheter shaft 11 while the catheter shaft 11 is inserted into the body of the patient 9 (in the esophagus E). Can be set freely.

  Here, in the vicinity of the distal end of the catheter shaft 11, five metal rings 111 to 115 as temperature measuring metal rings and five temperature sensors 51 to 55 individually electrically connected thereto are provided. It has been. Therefore, it is possible to measure (monitor) information on the internal temperature of the esophagus E using these. When the catheter shaft 11 of the catheter 1 is inserted into the esophagus E of the patient 9 from the distal end side, the metal ring 111 is on the lower side (stomach side) of the esophagus and the metal ring 115 is on the upper side (oral side) of the esophagus. Arranged to measure.

  Specifically, for example, as shown in FIG. 1, the detected values V1 to V5 (for example, thermoelectromotive force of thermocouples) in these temperature sensors 51 to 55 are first individually assigned to the temperature sensors 51 to 55. Is input into the temperature measuring device 2 through the conductive wires L1 to L5 electrically connected to the. Next, in the temperature measuring device 2, the detected values V <b> 1 to V <b> 5 are supplied to the control unit 23 via the connection unit 22. In this control part 23, the internal temperature (measurement temperature T1-T5) of each metal ring 111-115 vicinity is each calculated | required with the method mentioned above. And the measured temperature T1-T5 calculated | required in this way is output to the exterior by each being displayed in the five temperature display parts 251-255 separately.

  In this way, by using the catheter 1 and the temperature measuring device 2 in the catheter system 3 to monitor the internal temperature of the esophagus E of the patient 9, the esophagus E can be It is possible to avoid the possibility of being damaged. That is, when the ablation catheter is used to cauterize the left posterior wall of the heart (in the case of left atrial ablation), the esophagus adjacent to the left atrial posterior wall is generally heated or cooled, There is a risk of damage. Thus, by monitoring the internal temperature of the esophagus E in this way, it becomes possible to take a prior action and avoid the possibility of such damage.

(B. Action of temperature measuring device 2)
(B-1. About arrangement of temperature display parts 251 to 255)
Here, in the temperature measurement device 2 of the present embodiment, for example, as shown in FIG. 4, five temperature display portions 251 to 255 are arranged along the vertical direction V on the front surface of the housing 20. Yes. Moreover, in this temperature measuring device 2, as shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, for example, the arrangement order of these five temperature display portions 251 to 255 is as follows. That is, when the catheter shaft 11 of the catheter 1 is inserted into the esophagus E, the arrangement order of the corresponding five temperature sensors 51 to 55 and the five metal rings 111 to 115 individually electrically connected to these are arranged. The arrangement order is consistent with each other.

  Specifically, in this example, as shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, they are arranged along the vertical direction V in order from the lower side to the upper side. That is, the temperature (measurement temperature T1) on the lower side (stomach side) of the esophagus E, which is measured by the metal ring 111 (temperature sensor 51), is displayed on the temperature display unit 251 located at the lowest position. On the other hand, the temperature (measurement temperature T5) on the upper side (oral cavity side) of the esophagus, which is measured by the metal ring 115 (temperature sensor 55), is displayed on the uppermost temperature display unit 255.

  Thus, since the arrangement order described above is consistent with each other, as shown in FIG. 5, for example, the catheter shaft 11 of the catheter 1 is moved from its distal end to the esophagus E (the vertical direction V in the body) of the patient 9. When it is inserted into (extension), it becomes as follows. That is, the correspondence between each position of the five metal rings 111 to 115 (five temperature sensors 51 to 55) and the corresponding internal temperature (measurement temperatures T1 to T5) is intuitively linked to the operator. It becomes easy to grasp. That is, when the operator visually observes the temperature display units 251 to 255 of the temperature measuring device 2, it is possible to intuitively understand which part of the esophagus E is the displayed temperature. become.

  As a result, even when the esophagus E becomes excessively hot or cold during the above-described left atrial ablation, the site of the esophagus E can be quickly identified, for example, ablation is temporarily stopped, It is possible to quickly perform a treatment for preventing adverse effects on the esophagus E. This can be said to be a great advantage in clinical settings that require immediate (rapid) response. From the above, in the present embodiment, the convenience when using the catheter 1 (at the time of temperature measurement) is improved.

  On the other hand, on the front surface of the housing 20, five temperature display portions 251 to 255 are arranged side by side along the horizontal direction (lateral direction), for example, or arranged in a matrix (lattice form), for example. If the arrangement order described above does not match (is different), the following occurs. That is, it is difficult to intuitively understand the correspondence between the positions of the five metal rings 111 to 115 and the corresponding internal temperature (measurement temperatures T1 to T5) information, and the convenience is reduced. Will end up.

  Further, in these temperature measurement device 2 and catheter 1, as shown in FIGS. 1 to 5, the number of temperature display units, temperature sensors, and metal rings (temperature measurement metal rings) is 4 or more (this example) Then there are 5). Thereby, for example, the following advantages are obtained as compared with the case where the number of them is small (3 or less). In other words, the measurement range of the internal temperature of the esophagus E can be broadened or the measurement accuracy can be improved by making the distance between the measurement points dense, and the temperature distribution and temperature gradient within the measurement range can be grasped. It becomes easy. Therefore, the further convenience improvement at the time of temperature measurement is implement | achieved.

(B-2. Alarm operation by the alarm output unit 26)
Furthermore, in this temperature measuring device 2, as shown in FIG. 1, at least one of the measured temperatures T1 to T5 has reached the first temperature threshold (the upper limit value TU1 or the lower limit value TUL1 described above). An alarm output unit 26 that outputs an alarm (main alarm) to the outside when it is determined is provided. Such an alarm is output to the outside (for example, as shown in FIG. 1, a predetermined voice Sout or the like is output), for example, it becomes easy to monitor the internal temperature of the esophagus E, which is also convenient in this respect. Further improvement in performance is achieved.

  More specifically, the alarm output unit 26 performs an alarm operation, for example, as shown in FIG. FIG. 6 schematically shows an example of the relationship between the measured temperatures T1 to T5 and the alarm operation. An example of the upper limit value TU1 (first temperature threshold value) is 41 ° C., and an example of the lower limit value TL1 (first temperature threshold value) is 15 ° C. Further, as an example of the second temperature threshold TU2, 39 ° C. (= 41 ° C.−2 ° C.) may be mentioned, and as an example of the second temperature threshold TL2, 17 ° C. (= 15 ° C. + 2 ° C.) may be mentioned.

  First, as described above, both the upper limit value TU1 and the lower limit value TL1 are provided as the first temperature threshold value, and the alarm output unit 26 uses at least one of the measured temperatures T1 to T5 as the upper limit value TU1. When it is above or below the lower limit value TL1, an alarm (this alarm) is output. Thereby, it is possible to output a warning regarding the measured internal temperature of the esophagus E or the like in both the case of the high temperature cauterization method and the case of the low temperature cauterization method described above (the warning operation is effective for both methods). This makes it more convenient for temperature measurement.

  In this example, as shown in FIG. 6, when it is determined that such a warning output condition is satisfied, the warning output unit 26 outputs a warning using a predetermined voice Sout and outputs a warning. Notification to the outside is performed by using a change in display mode (in this example, blinking display) in the temperature display unit corresponding to the above condition. As a result, both an alarm output using sound and a notification using a change in display mode are made, so that monitoring of the internal temperature of the esophagus E and the like is further facilitated, and convenience in temperature measurement is further improved. Improvement is achieved.

  Further, in this example, as shown in FIG. 6, the alarm output unit 26 sets the temperature of at least one of the measured temperatures T1 to T5 to the second temperature thresholds TL2 and TL2 before the first temperature threshold. When it is determined that the alarm has arrived, a preliminary alarm is output as a previous stage for this alarm. Specifically, when it is determined that the warning output unit 26 has reached the second temperature threshold value TU2 before the upper limit value TU1 (lower than the upper limit value TU1), the above-described predetermined sound Sout, blinking display, etc. To output such a preliminary alarm. Further, when it is determined that the second temperature threshold value TL2 before the lower limit value TL1 (which is higher than the lower limit value TL1) is reached, the alarm output unit 26 uses the predetermined sound Sout, blinking display, and the like described above. And output such a preliminary alarm. In this way, by outputting a preliminary alarm as a previous stage of this alarm, it becomes possible to cope in advance with changes in the internal temperature of the esophagus E and the like, which is convenient for temperature measurement. Will be further increased.

  In addition, in this example, as shown in FIG. 6, the alarm output unit 26 outputs the main alarm and the preliminary alarm in a manner distinguished from each other. Specifically, for example, although the type of sound in the voice Sout is the same between the main alarm and the preliminary alarm, the frequencies in the voice Sout are different from each other (for example, in this alarm, the high-frequency voice S1 and the preliminary alarm are different). Are set so as to be relatively low-frequency sound S2. In addition, for example, when the flashing display is performed in the corresponding temperature display section, a relatively fast (high frequency) flashing display is performed in this alarm, and a relatively slow (low frequency) flashing display is performed in the preliminary alarm. Is set. By outputting in a manner distinguished from each other in this manner, it is easy to prevent operator misidentification between the main alarm and the preliminary alarm, and the convenience at the time of temperature measurement is further improved.

  Further, at this time, in the measured temperatures T1 to T5, both the temperature determined to satisfy the condition for outputting this alarm and the temperature determined to satisfy the condition for outputting the preliminary alarm are present simultaneously. The alarm output unit 26 preferably outputs the main alarm and the preliminary alarm with priority. In this way, since this alarm is output with priority over the preliminary alarm, it is possible to deal with temperature measurement points with higher priority first and to take efficient countermeasures. Because it becomes.

(B-3. Control action during alarm action)
Next, an example of alarm operation by the alarm output unit 26 will be described in more detail with reference to FIG. FIG. 7 is a flowchart showing an operation example of the temperature measuring device 2 during the alarm operation.

  In this operation example, first, each temperature threshold value (upper limit values TU1, TL1 and second temperature threshold values TU2, TL2) is transferred from the input unit 22 to the control unit 23 by an operation on the input unit 22 by an operator of the temperature measuring device 2. It is registered in advance (step S11 in FIG. 7).

  Next, the control unit 23 uses the detection values V1 to V5 (for example, thermoelectromotive force of thermocouples) in the temperature sensors 51 to 55 built in the catheter 1 connected to the connection unit 21 to the conductive wires L1 to L5 and the connection. Obtained via the unit 21 (step S12). And the control part 23 calculates individually internal temperature (each measurement temperature T1-T5), such as the esophagus E, by the calculation method mentioned above based on each detection value V1-V5 obtained in this way ( Step S13).

  Subsequently, the control unit 23 determines whether or not at least one of the measured temperatures T1 to T5 thus obtained is equal to or higher than the upper limit value TU1 or lower limit value TL1, that is, as described above. It is determined whether the output condition of this alarm is satisfied. Specifically, the control unit 23 determines whether (T1 to T5) ≧ TU1 or (T1 to T5) ≦ TL1 is satisfied (step S14).

  Here, when it is determined that (T1 to T5) ≧ TU1 or (T1 to T5) ≦ TL1 is satisfied (step S14: Y), the control unit 23 performs the following control. That is, for example, as shown in FIG. 6 described above, the alarm output unit 26 is controlled so that the present alarm (voice Sout = S1) is output, and control is performed so that blinking display is performed in the corresponding temperature display unit. (Step S15). In this way, as described above in this example, this alarm is output with priority over the preliminary alarm (in this example, when the output condition of this alarm is satisfied, the output condition of the preliminary alarm described later will be described. This warning is output without determining whether or not the above is satisfied). In addition, after this step S15, it returns to step S12 mentioned above again.

  On the other hand, when it is determined that neither (T1 to T5) ≧ TU1 nor (T1 to T5) ≦ TL1 is satisfied (step S14: N), that is, TL1 <(T1 to T5) <TU1. Then, the control unit 23 determines whether or not the following preliminary alarm output condition is satisfied. Specifically, the control unit 23 determines whether or not at least one of the measured temperatures T1 to T5 has reached the second temperature thresholds TU2 and TL2. More specifically, the control unit 23 determines whether or not (T1 to T5) ≧ TU2 or (T1 to T5) ≦ TL2 is satisfied (step S16).

  Here, when it is determined that neither (T1 to T5) ≧ TU2 nor (T1 to T5) ≦ TL2 is satisfied (step S16: N), that is, TL2 <(T1 to T5) <TU2. In this case: That is, in this case, as shown in FIG. 6 described above, it can be said that all of the measured temperatures T1 to T5 are within the normal temperature range that does not correspond to the output conditions of both the main alarm and the preliminary alarm. It returns to step S12 mentioned above again without being performed.

  On the other hand, when it is determined that (T1 to T5) ≧ TU2 or (T1 to T5) ≦ TL2 is satisfied (step S16: Y), the control unit 23 performs the following control. That is, for example, as shown in FIG. 6 described above, the alarm output unit 26 is controlled so that the preliminary alarm (sound Sout = S2) is output, and the control is performed so that blinking display is performed in the corresponding temperature display unit. (Step S17). In addition, after this step S17, it returns to step S12 mentioned above again. This completes the description of the series of operation examples shown in FIG.

  As described above, in the present embodiment, in the temperature measurement device 2, the five temperature display units 251 to 255 are arranged side by side along the vertical direction V. Further, the arrangement order of these temperature display portions 251 to 255 is mutually coincident with the arrangement order of the corresponding temperature sensors 51 to 55 and the metal rings 111 to 115 when the catheter 1 is inserted into the esophagus E or the like. ing. Thereby, when the catheter 1 is inserted into the esophagus E or the like, the correspondence relationship between the positions of the five metal rings 111 to 115 and the information of the corresponding measurement temperatures T1 to T5 is intuitively linked and grasped. It becomes easy. Therefore, it is possible to improve convenience during use (temperature measurement).

  The temperature measuring device 2 includes an alarm output unit 26 that outputs an alarm to the outside when it is determined that at least one of the measured temperatures T1 to T5 has reached the first temperature thresholds TU1 and TL1. Since it is provided, the following effects can also be obtained. That is, when such an alarm is output to the outside, for example, the internal temperature of the esophagus E can be easily monitored, and the convenience can be further improved.

<Modification>
While the present invention has been described with reference to the embodiment, the present invention is not limited to this embodiment, and various modifications can be made.

  For example, the shape, arrangement position, material, and the like of each member described in the above embodiment are not limited, and other shapes, arrangement positions, materials, and the like may be used.

Moreover, in the said embodiment, although the structure of the catheter shaft 11 was specifically mentioned and demonstrated, it does not necessarily need to provide all the members and you may further provide other members. Specifically, for example, a leaf spring that can be deformed in the bending direction may be provided inside the catheter shaft 11 as a swinging member. Further, the arrangement, shape, number, and the like of the metal rings 111 to 115 and the distal tip 110 in the catheter shaft 11 are not limited to those described in the above embodiment. Furthermore, the number of temperature sensors (temperature measurement metal rings) and conductive wires is not limited to those described in the above embodiment (five), and may be adjusted as appropriate within a range of 2 to 20, for example. However, for the reasons described above, it is desirable that the number of these is about 4 or more. In addition, in the above embodiment, an example in which the temperature sensor is not electrically connected to the tip chip 110 has been described.
For example, a temperature sensor may be electrically connected to the tip chip 110, and the tip chip 110 may also have a temperature measurement function. Further, the temperature sensor is not limited to the configuration using the thermocouple as described in the above embodiment, and other temperature sensors such as a thermistor may be used. In addition, the metal rings 111 to 115 and the temperature sensors 51 to 55 do not necessarily have to be electrically connected.

  Furthermore, in the above-described embodiment, the configuration of the handle 12 (the handle main body 121 and the rotation operation unit 122) has been specifically described. However, it is not always necessary to include all the members, and other members may be further provided. You may have.

  In addition, the shape of the shape near the tip of the catheter shaft 11 is not limited to that described in the above embodiment. Specifically, in the above embodiment, the catheter 1 of the type in which the shape near the tip of the catheter shaft 11 changes in both directions according to the operation of the rotating plate 41 (bidirectional type) has been described as an example. This is not a limitation. That is, the present invention can also be applied to, for example, a catheter of a type (single direction type) in which the shape near the distal end of the catheter shaft 11 changes in one direction according to the operation of the rotating plate 41. In this case, only one (one) operation wire as described above is provided.

  In the above embodiment, the block configuration of the temperature measuring device 2 is specifically described. However, it is not always necessary to include all the blocks described in the above embodiment, and further includes other blocks. It may be. Further, the catheter system 3 as a whole may further include other devices in addition to the devices described in the above embodiment.

  Further, in the above embodiment, the external configuration (arrangement configuration of each member) and alarm operation in the temperature measuring device 2 have been specifically described. However, these external configuration (arrangement configuration) and alarm operation are respectively described in the above embodiment. It is not restricted to what was demonstrated with the form, It is good also as another structure and operation | movement.

  DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 ... Catheter, 11 ... Catheter shaft, 11A ... Tip flexible part, 110 ... Tip, 111-115 ... Metal ring (metal ring for temperature measurement), 12 ... Handle, 121 ... Handle body (gripping part), 122 ... Rotation operation unit, 2 ... temperature measuring device, 20 ... housing, 21 ... connection unit, 22 ... input unit, 23 ... control unit, 24U ... upper limit value display unit, 24L ... lower limit value display unit, 251-255 ... temperature display unit , 26 ... alarm output unit, 3 ... catheter system, 41 ... rotating plate, 41a, 41b ... knob, 42 ... adjustment knob, 51 to 55 ... temperature sensor, 9 ... patient, L1 to L5 ... lead, V1 to V5 ... detection Value (thermal electromotive force), T1 to T5 ... measured temperature, TU1 ... upper limit value (first temperature threshold value), TL1 ... lower limit value (first temperature threshold value), TU2, TL2 ... second temperature threshold value, Sout, S1, S2 …voice, t ... surface, V ... vertical direction, E ... esophagus.

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  1. A catheter shaft having a plurality of metal rings in the vicinity of the distal end; a plurality of temperature sensors for measuring the internal temperature of a hollow organ disposed in correspondence with the plurality of metal rings and extending in a vertical direction in the body; A connecting portion to which a catheter equipped with is connected;
    A plurality of temperature display units for individually displaying information on the plurality of internal temperatures obtained by using the plurality of temperature sensors in the catheter connected to the connection unit,
    The plurality of temperature display portions are arranged side by side along the vertical direction,
    The arrangement order of the plurality of temperature display portions is mutually coincident with the arrangement order of the corresponding plurality of temperature sensors and the plurality of metal rings when the catheter is inserted into the hollow organ. .
  2. The temperature measurement device according to claim 1, wherein the number of the temperature display unit, the temperature sensor, and the metal ring is 4 or more.
  3. An alarm output unit that outputs an alarm to the outside when it is determined that at least one of the plurality of internal temperatures obtained by using the plurality of temperature sensors has reached a first temperature threshold. The temperature measuring device according to claim 1 or 2.
  4. The alarm output unit
    If it is determined that the at least one temperature has reached a second temperature threshold before the first temperature threshold;
    The temperature measurement device according to claim 3, wherein a preliminary alarm is output as a pre-stage for the main alarm as the alarm.
  5. The alarm output unit
    In the plurality of internal temperatures obtained using the plurality of temperature sensors, the temperature determined to satisfy the condition for outputting the main alarm, the temperature determined to satisfy the condition for outputting the preliminary alarm, If both exist at the same time,
    The temperature measuring apparatus according to claim 4, wherein the main alarm and the preliminary alarm are preferentially output from the main alarm.
  6. As the first temperature threshold, both an upper limit value and a lower limit value are provided,
    The temperature measurement according to any one of claims 3 to 5, wherein the alarm output unit outputs the alarm when the at least one temperature is equal to or higher than the upper limit value or lower than or equal to the lower limit value. apparatus.
  7. If it is determined that the at least one temperature has reached the first temperature threshold;
    The alarm output unit outputs the alarm using a predetermined voice,
    The temperature measurement device according to any one of claims 3 to 6, wherein notification to the outside is performed by using a change in display mode in the plurality of temperature display units.
  8. The temperature measuring device according to any one of claims 1 to 7, wherein the hollow organ extending in the vertical direction is an esophagus.
  9. A catheter shaft having a plurality of metal rings in the vicinity of the distal end; a plurality of temperature sensors for measuring the internal temperature of a hollow organ disposed in correspondence with the plurality of metal rings and extending in a vertical direction in the body; A catheter with
    A temperature measuring device that measures the internal temperature using the plurality of temperature sensors in the catheter;
    The temperature measuring device is
    A connection to which the catheter is connected;
    A plurality of temperature display units for individually displaying information on the plurality of internal temperatures obtained by using the plurality of temperature sensors in the catheter connected to the connection unit;
    The plurality of temperature display portions are arranged side by side along the vertical direction,
    A catheter system in which the arrangement order of the plurality of temperature display sections is identical to the arrangement order of the corresponding plurality of temperature sensors and the plurality of metal rings when the catheter is inserted into the hollow organ.
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