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Chanduszko Andrzej J, Widomski David R, Devellian Carol A: Catching mechanisms for tubular septal occluder. Nmt Medical, Chanduszko Andrzej J, Widomski David R, Devellian Carol A, DIENER Michael A, November 24, 2005: WO/2005/110240 (126 worldwide citation)

A septal occluder, such as one made from a polymer tube, can have portions on either side of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or other septal defect. The portions on either side can be held in place with a catching mechanism that can take one of many forms. The tube can be made of bioresorbable material ...


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Devellian Carol A, Widomski David R, Chanduszko Andrzej J: Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder. Nmt Medical, Devellian Carol A, Widomski David R, Chanduszko Andrzej J, CAVANAUGH David L, October 6, 2005: WO/2005/092203 (58 worldwide citation)

A delivery/recovery system to allow an operator to deploy and recover a medical implant, such as an occluder for closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO). In one embodiment, the system includes a delivery mandrel for preventing the occluder from moving in the proximal direction, a delivery wire for secu ...


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Chanduszko Andrzej J, Devellian Carol A, Peavey Todd A, Widomski David: Septal closure devices. Nmt Medical, Chanduszko Andrzej J, Devellian Carol A, Peavey Todd A, Widomski David, DIENER Michael, June 24, 2004: WO/2004/052213 (37 worldwide citation)

A closure device for a patent foramen ovale (PFO) has proximal and distal occlusion members for applying compressive forces to tissue on opposite sides of septal defects to help close the defects. The devices are collapsible for delivery and deployment, and can be easily retrieved and redeployed or ...


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Widomski David R, Carr Robert M, Chanduszko Andrzej J, Devellian Carol A, Heneberry Eileen M: Devices, systems, and methods for closure of cardiac openings. Nmt Medical, Widomski David R, Carr Robert M, Chanduszko Andrzej J, Devellian Carol A, Heneberry Eileen M, MOORE Ronda P, August 18, 2005: WO/2005/074814 (33 worldwide citation)

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, ...


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Chanduszko Andrzej J, Devellian Carol A: Transseptal puncture apparatus. Nmt Medical, Chanduszko Andrzej J, Devellian Carol A, Ronda P Moore, May 26, 2005: WO/2005/046487 (27 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for performing a transeptal puncture procedure are described. In certain embodiments, the device includes a blunt outer needle (12), and a second inner needle (14) disposed longitudinally through the lumen (13) of the outer needle (12), wherein the inner needle (14) is flexible, ...


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Devellian Carol A: Device and methods for preventing formation of thrombi in the left atrial appendage. Nmt Medical, Devellian Carol A, GREWAL Monica, April 21, 2005: WO/2005/034764 (12 worldwide citation)

The embodiments of the present invention provide a device that modifies the left atrial appendage (LAA) to reduce the likelihood of thrombus formation therein. The device includes a liner that reduces the volume of the LAA and remodels the interior geometry and surfaces of the LAA thereby minimizing ...


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Chanduszko Andrzej J, Widomski David R, Devellian Carol A: Welding systems for closure of cardiac openings. Nmt Medical, Chanduszko Andrzej J, Widomski David R, Devellian Carol A, MOORE Ronda P, August 18, 2005: WO/2005/074517 (8 worldwide citation)

A welding element is provided for applying heat, chemicals, pressure, or any combination thereof to tissues inside a patient's body, e.g., a patent foramen ovale. In one aspect, the welding element is connected to a radio frequency energy source and includes an electrode and a locator. The locator f ...


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Chanduszko Andrzej, Devellian Carol A, Widomski David R: Devices, systems, and methods for suturing tissue. Nmt Medical, Chanduszko Andrzej, Devellian Carol A, Widomski David R, MOORE Ronda P, April 21, 2005: WO/2005/034763 (5 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to devices, systems, and methods for percutaneously suturing biological material, such as a patient's tissues. In one embodiment, a suturing device includes first (140) and second (142) tissue engaging members connected to one another by a first interconnecting member (144). In ...


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Devellian Carol A, Widomski David R: Device, with electrospun fabric, for a percutaneous transluminal procedure, and methods thereof. Nmt Medical, Devellian Carol A, Widomski David R, MOORE Ronda P, June 23, 2005: WO/2005/055834 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an occluder for a percutaneous transluminal procedure. In one embodiment, the occluder includes an overall support structure and a plurality of occlusion shells connected to the overall support structure. At least one occlusion shell includes an electrospun fabric.


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Devellian Carol A, Opolski Steven W: Air embolization prevention system. Nmt Medical, Devellian Carol A, Opolski Steven W, MOORE Ronda P, June 23, 2005: WO/2005/056094 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention generally relates to an intravascular catheter that includes a proximal hub and a distal elongated tubular member. In one embodiment, the hub is designed to mitigate the introduction of air into a patient’s vasculature during the delivery of a second device through the catheter into th ...