05865791 is referenced by 492 patents and cites 37 patents.

Systems and methods reduce the effective volume of an atrial appendage by deploying first and second devices into the atrium. The first device carries a first element to affect positioning of the tissue surface in a repositioned orientation. The second device carries a second element to affix the tissue surface in the repositioned orientation affected by the first device. In one embodiment, the first device carries a loop structure having a perimeter. The second device is deployed within the perimeter of said loop structure. The systems and methods attach the second device to an interior surface of an atrial appendage, and pull the atrial appendage through said loop structure to cause inversion thereof.

Title
Atrial appendage stasis reduction procedure and devices
Application Number
480200
Publication Number
5865791
Application Date
June 23, 1997
Publication Date
February 2, 1999
Inventor
Patrick M Owens
Cupertino
CA, US
Thomas M Bourne
Mountain View
CA, US
David K Swanson
Mountain View
CA, US
Sidney D Fleischman
Menlo Park
CA, US
James G Whayne
Saratoga
CA, US
Agent
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
Assignee
E P Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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