06090096 is referenced by 135 patents and cites 108 patents.

A cardioplegia catheter is configured to extend into the ascending aorta with a proximal portion of the shaft extending into a left chamber of the heart through the aortic valve and out of the heart through a penetration in a wall thereof. The cardioplegia catheter has an occlusion member configured to occlude the ascending aorta between the brachiocephalic artery and the coronary ostia. An arterial return cannula delivers oxygenated blood to the arterial system downstream of the occlusion member, while cardioplegic fluid is delivered through a lumen in the cardioplegia catheter upstream of the occlusion member to induce cardioplegic arrest.

Title
Antegrade cardioplegia catheter and method
Application Number
8/839189
Publication Number
6090096
Application Date
April 23, 1997
Publication Date
July 18, 2000
Inventor
Bartley P Griffith
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Hanson S Gifford III
Woodside
CA, US
John H Stevens
Palo Alto
CA, US
Frederick G St Goar
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Jeffry J Grainger
Jens E Hoekendijk
Assignee
Heartport
CA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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