08262694 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 290 patents.

The invention generally relates to devices, systems, and methods for percutaneous closure of cardiac openings and obliteration of the cardiac cul-de-sacs. In one embodiment, a closure device includes a patch with an adhesive and/or a removable frame. The patch may be placed across a cardiac opening, such as a patent foramen ovale, or across a cardiac cul-de-sac, such as a left atrial appendage. In another embodiment, a closure device includes a balloon together with adhesives and/or substances for stimulating tissue growth coated on, or contained within, the balloon. The balloon may be inserted into a cardiac opening, such as the patent foramen ovale, or into a cardiac cul-de-sac, such as a left atrial appendage.

Title
Devices, systems, and methods for closure of cardiac openings
Application Number
11/45027
Publication Number
8262694 (B2)
Application Date
January 27, 2005
Publication Date
September 11, 2012
Inventor
Robert M Carr
Paradise Valley
AZ, US
Andrzej J Chanduszko
Chandler
AZ, US
Eileen M Heneberry
Boston
MA, US
Carol A Devellian
Topsfield
MA, US
David R Widomski
Wakefield
MA, US
Agent
DLA Piper
Assignee
W L Gore & Associates
AZ, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
A61D 1/00
A61B 17/08
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