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Hanson S Gifford III, Lee R Bolduc, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes: Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 9, 1997: US05695504 (925 worldwide citation)

A system for performing an end-to-side vascular anastomosis, including an anastomosis device, an application instrument and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. The system is applicable for performing an anastomosis between a vascular graft and the ascending aorta in coronary artery bypass ...


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Lee R Bolduc, Christopher F Heck: Surgical stapling instrument. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, March 31, 1998: US05732872 (682 worldwide citation)

A stapler for stapling a tubular structure to another structure. The stapler has an anvil which is expandable from a collapsed position to an expanded position. The stapler has a recess which receives at least a portion of the tubular structure and a shoulder which receives an everted end of the tub ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Michi E Garrison, Hanson S Gifford III, John H Stevens: Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 5, 1996: US05571215 (623 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for performing less-invasive surgical procedures within an organ or vessel. In an exemplary embodiment, the invention provides a method of closed-chest surgical intervention within an internal cavity of a patient's heart or great vessel. According to the me ...


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John H Stevens: Endovascular aortic valve replacement. Heartport, Townsend and Towsend and Crew, August 13, 1996: US05545214 (579 worldwide citation)

The subject invention relates to a valve replacement system together with methods of preparation and use, are provided for endovascular replacement of a heart valve in a host. The valve replacement system includes up to five components: (1) a prosthetic valve device, (2) a valve introducer device, ( ...


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John H Stevens, Bruce A Reitz, Alex T Roth, William S Peters: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, January 5, 1999: US05855614 (493 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, and methods are provided for accessing the interior of the heart and performing procedures therein while the heart is beating. In one embodiment, a tubular access device having an inner lumen is provided for positioning through a penetration in a muscular wall of the heart, the acc ...


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Philip C Evard, Timothy R MacHold, Hanson S Gifford III, Alex T Roth, Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel: Thoracoscopic devices and methods for arresting the heart. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 16, 1996: US05536251 (488 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for thoracoscopically arresting the heart and establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, thus facilitating a variety of less-invasive surgical procedures on and within the heart and great vessels of the thorax. In one embodiment, the invention provides a thoracos ...


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Hanson S Gifford III, Lee R Bolduc, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes: Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffrey J Grainger, October 6, 1998: US05817113 (482 worldwide citation)

A system for performing an end-to-side vascular anastomosis, including an anastomosis device, an application instrument and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. The system is applicable for performing an anastomosis between a vascular graft and the ascending aorta in coronary artery bypass ...


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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, William S Peters: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, June 16, 1998: US05766151 (482 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for temporarily inducing cardioplegic arrest in the heart of a patient and for establishing cardiopulmonary bypass in order to facilitate surgical procedures on the heart and its related blood vessels. Specifically, a catheter based system is provided for isolating t ...


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Henning Rud Andersen, John Michael Hasenkam, Lars Lyhne Knudsen: Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prosthesis. Heartport, June 24, 2003: US06582462 (456 worldwide citation)

A valve prosthesis for implantation in the body by use of a catheter includes a stent made from an expandable cylinder-shaped thread structure having several spaced apices. The elastically collapsible valve is mounted on the stent as the commissural points of the valve are secured to the projecting ...