05452733 is referenced by 615 patents and cites 11 patents.

A method for performing coronary artery bypass relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularaly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The coronary artery bypass procedures are formed under cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia, where an arterial blood source is created using least invasive surgical techniques.

Title
Methods for performing thoracoscopic coronary artery bypass
Application Number
8/23778
Publication Number
5452733
Application Date
February 22, 1993
Publication Date
September 26, 1995
Inventor
Timothy R Machold
Moss Beach
CA, US
John H Stevens
Palo Alto
CA, US
Patricia E Curtis
Hillsborough
CA, US
Lawrence C Siegel
Hillsborough
CA, US
Wesley D Sterman
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew
Assignee
Stanford Surgical Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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