03983863 is referenced by 199 patents and cites 4 patents.

The heart support is formed of flat cloth tapes crossing each other at right angles and stitched together to provide a mesh with square openings. The support is heart shaped in outline with a transverse fixation tape having free ends extending laterally in opposite directions from the apex to secure the support to the heart of the patient. Each tape in the mesh is formed of a folded bias weave cloth capable of stretching to conform the support to the shape of the heart.

Title
Heart support for coronary artery surgery
Application Number
5/583043
Publication Number
3983863
Application Date
June 2, 1975
Publication Date
October 5, 1976
Inventor
Milford Barron
Grand Blanc
MI, US
Walter H Janke
Fort Lauderdale
FL, US
Agent
Lee R Schermerhorn
Assignee
American Hospital Supply Corporation
IL, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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