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Andrew G C Frazier, Erik J van der Burg, Michael D Lesh: Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen. Appriva Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 15, 2001: US06231561 (631 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for closing a body cavity such as a vessel, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter includes a plurality of deployable tissue anchors, which may be laterally deployed into surrounding tissue. The anchors may thereafter be used to draw the tiss ...


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Michael D Lesh, Erik J van der Burg: Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion. Appriva Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 28, 2000: US06152144 (574 worldwide citation)

A device and method for obliterating or occluding a body cavity or passageway, in particular, the left atrial appendage of a patient's heart. The procedure can be carried out intraoperatively, but is preferably carried out percutaneously by use of a delivery catheter to position an occluding device ...


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Chad C Roue, Andrew G C Frazier, Michael D Lesh, Erik J van der Burg: Method and apparatus for closing intracardiac septal defects. Appriva Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 18, 2001: US06290674 (532 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for closing a tissue opening such as an atrial septal defect, patent foreman ovale, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter carries a plurality of tissue anchors, which may be deployed into tissue surrounding the opening, and used to draw the ...


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Andrew G C Frazier, Michael D Lesh, Chad C Roue, Erik J van der Burg: Method and apparatus for patching a tissue opening. Appriva Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 16, 2002: US06419669 (421 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for patching a tissue opening such as an atrial septal defect, patent foreman ovale, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter carries a deployable patch and a plurality of tissue anchors, which may be deployed to secure the patch to surrounding ...


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Andrew G C Frazier, Michael D Lesh, Chad C Roue, Erik J van der Burg: Transluminal anastomosis method and apparatus. Appriva Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 11, 2001: US06328727 (404 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an anastomosis catheter, for achieving a tissue to tissue or synthetic graft to tissue attachment. The catheter includes a plurality of deployable tissue anchors, which may be laterally deployed into surrounding tissue. The anchors may be used to achieve end to end or end to side anasto ...


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Andrew G C Frazier, Michael D Lesh, Chad C Roue, Erik J van der Burg: Method and apparatus for closing a subcutaneous tissue opening. Appriva Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 20, 2002: US06436088 (221 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for patching a tissue opening such as an atrial septal defect, patent foreman ovale, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter carries a deployable patch and a plurality of tissue anchors, which may be deployed to secure the patch to surrounding ...


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Chad C Roue, Andrew G C Frazier, Michael D Lesh, Erik J van der Burg: Atrial septal defect closure catheter. Appriva Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 1, 2002: US06458100 (130 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for closing a tissue opening such as an atrial septal defect, patent foreman ovale, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter carries a plurality of tissue anchors, which may be deployed into tissue surrounding the opening, and used to draw the ...


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Frazier Andrew G C, Lesh Michael D, Roue Chad C, Van Der, Burg Erik J: Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen. Appriva Medical, ALTMAN Daniel E, March 29, 2001: WO/2001/021247 (4 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for patching or closing a tissue opening such as an atrial septal defect, patent foreman ovale, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter carries a deployable patch (126) and a plurality of tissue anchors (90), which may be deployed to secure th ...


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Van Der Burg Erik, Lesh Michael D, de Cicco Dino, Frazier Andrew G C, Khairkhahan Alex K, Kreidler Marc S, Roue Chad C: Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion. Appriva Medical, September 26, 2001: EP1135068-A1

This invention is an occlusion device (10) for use in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage (31). The occlusion device includes an occlusion member (11), and may also include a stabilizing member (12). The stabilizing member inhibits compression of the left atrial appendage, facilitating ti ...


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Frazier Andrew G C, Lesh Michael D, Roue Chad C, Van Der Burg Erik J: Apparatus for closing a body lumen. Appriva Medical, July 31, 2002: EP1225948-A1

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for patching or closing a tissue opening such as an atrial septal defect, patent foreman ovale, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter carries a deployable patch (126) and a plurality of tissue anchors (90), which may be deployed to secure th ...