05290299 is referenced by 243 patents and cites 7 patents.

A system is provided for fastening an implantable medical device, for example a defibrillator lead, to the heart. A lead electrode is placed in a desired position against the pericardium, pericardial tissue is grasped with a fastening tool, and the pericardial tissue is drawn away from epicardium and toward the fastening tool. A fastening member is applied to the pericardial tissue and to the lead electrode to secure the lead in the desired position. The application tool comprises a first pair of jaws for grasping membranous tissue and drawing the tissue away from other tissues and toward the tool. A second pair of jaws is provided for holding fastener members and delivering the fastener members to the membranous tissue.

Title
Double jaw apparatus for attaching implanted materials to body tissue
Application Number
804934
Publication Number
5290299
Application Date
February 9, 1993
Publication Date
March 1, 1994
Inventor
Mary E Bush
Fremont
CA, US
Eric S Fain
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Mark J Meltzer
Steven M Mitchell
Assignee
Ventritex
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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