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Gregory Matthew Hyde, Mark Juravic, Stephanie A Szobota, Brad David Bisson: Apparatus and methods for heart valve repair. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 26, 2008: US07335213 (103 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of a medical device and methods for percutaneously treating a heart valve. In one embodiment, the medical device has a first cardiac tissue fastener having a first lock, a second cardiac tissue fastener having a second lock, and a chord coupled to the first and second fasteners. Pulling ...


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Jessica Chiu, Gregory Waimong Chan, Hongzhi Bai, Nianjiong J Bei, Mark J Bly, Srinivasan Sridharan, Tom Hatten: Retrograde pressure regulated infusion. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 31, 2007: US07250041 (91 worldwide citation)

A delivery catheter that includes a flexible shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end having an outer diameter less than about 13 mm; a delivery lumen having a proximal end and a distal end, the delivery lumen within the flexible shaft, the delivery lumen having at least an outle ...


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Robert D Ainsworth, Hongzhi Bai, Greg Hyde: Devices and methods to perform minimally invasive surgeries. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 10, 2007: US07241257 (82 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, there is disclosed a device adapted to be used for percutaneous minimally invasive heart surgery including a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end adapted to be fed through a blood vessel, a pump associated with the distal end of the catheter, and a tool associated with ...


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Gregory Matthew Hyde, Mark Juravic, Stephanie A Szobota, Brad David Bisson: Apparatus and methods for heart valve repair. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Jonathan Feuchtwang, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 6, 2011: US08070804 (68 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of a medical device and methods for percutaneously treating a heart valve. In one embodiment, the medical device has a first catheter body suitable for percutaneous advancement to a heart region, a support annulus disposed within the first catheter body, a steerable tendon disposed in th ...


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Evgenia Mandrusov, Albert K Chin, William Earl Webler Jr, Yan Shen, Robert D Ainsworth, Eugene Michel: Integrated system for on-site cell acquisition, processing, and delivery. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 29, 2008: US07364657 (55 worldwide citation)

Numerous embodiments of a system and method for treating cardiac tissue are described. In one embodiment, bone marrow cells are extracted from a patient. The cells are then processed to isolate mononuclear cells, which can then be delivered back near the cardiac tissue of the patient.


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Timothy A Limon: Stents with high radial strength and methods of manufacturing same. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, August 23, 2011: US08002817 (49 worldwide citation)

Polymeric stents having fracture toughness and resistance to recoil after deployment are disclosed along with methods of manufacturing such stents. Improvements to mechanical characteristics and other improvements may be achieved by having polymer chains within individual stent struts oriented in a ...


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Bruce M Wilson, Jonathan P Durcan, John A Simpson: Method of making a balloon catheter shaft having high strength and flexibility. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Baker Botts, March 15, 2011: US07906066 (46 worldwide citation)

A catheter having an elongated shaft with a tubular member which forms at least a portion of the shaft and which is formed of a biaxially oriented thermoplastic polymeric material, and a method of forming the catheter shaft by radially and longitudinally expanding the tubular member to biaxially ori ...


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William E Webler, Mina Chow: Methods and apparatuses for image guided medical procedures. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Angela M Augustus, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 6, 2012: US08303505 (46 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for the image guidance and documentation of medical procedures. One embodiment includes combining small field of view images into a recorded image of with a large field of view and aligning the small field of view real time image with the recorded image through correlation of ...


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Robert Ainsworth, Deborah Kilpatrick, Jeong S Lee, Bridget A Hurley, Jeffrey T Ellis: Catheter with optical fiber sensor. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 12, 2008: US07329223 (38 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method to perform therapeutic treatment and diagnosis of a patient's vasculature through the use of an intravascular device having an optical fiber disposed therein. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes an intravascular device to perform a therapeutic treatment and at least one ...