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Adam L Berman, Gregory G Brucker, Robert H Svenson: Assessment of lesion transmurality. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, June 19, 2007: US07232437 (90 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating a body tissue in situ (e.g., an atrial tissue of a heart to treat) atrial fibrillation include a lesion formation tool is positioned against the heart surface. The lesion formation tool includes a guide member having a tissue-opposing surface for placement against ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Robert H Svenson: Laser-based maze procedure for atrial fibrillation. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, January 16, 2007: US07163534 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating atrial tissue include positioning a lesion formation tool against the atrial surface. An optical fiber of the tool is energized at a wavelength is selected to have a low absorption in water.


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Gregory G Brucker, Adam L Berman, Damian A Jelich, Dana R Mester, Robert W Clapp: Apparatus and method for guided ablation treatment. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, July 3, 2007: US07238179 (36 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for forming a lesion in tissue along a desired ablation path with treating a body tissue in situ (e.g., an atrial tissue of a heart to treat) atrial fibrillation include a lesion formation tool including is positioned against the heart surface. The lesion formation tool includ ...


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John Paul Brekke, Gregory G Brucker: Side-firing laser. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, December 9, 2008: US07463801 (30 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for transmitting laser light and redirecting the light laterally relative to an axis of the apparatus includes an optical fiber having both a core and a cladding surrounding the core. The optical fiber terminates at a distal tip having a surface inclined relative to the axis of the opti ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Robert H Svenson: Apparatus and method for laser treatment. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, September 11, 2007: US07267674 (19 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating atrial tissue include positioning a lesion formation tool against the atrial surface. An optical fiber of the tool is energized at a wavelength is selected to form a volume of necrosed tissue through the thickness of the atrial tissue. A guide member is attached t ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Robert H Svenson: Atraumatic laser tip for atrial fibrillation treatment. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, November 21, 2006: US07137977 (11 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for forming a lesion in cardiac tissue includes an optical fiber for guiding a coherent waveform of a selected wavelength to a fiber tip. The wavelength is selected to have a low absorption in water. The fiber tip is contained within a guide member having a discharge bore for a directio ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Robert H Svenson: Cardiac lesions with continuity testing. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, March 4, 2008: US07338485 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating in situ biologic tissue include identifying a patient with a condition susceptible to treatment by forming a lesion in the tissue and accessing a surface of the tissue. A lesion formation tool is positioned against the accessed surface. The tool includes an optica ...


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Brucker Gregory G, Berman Adam L, Jelich Damian A, Mester Dana R, Clapp Robert W: Apparatus and method for guided ablation treatment. Medical Cv, Brucker Gregory G, Berman Adam L, Jelich Damian A, Mester Dana R, Clapp Robert W, BRUESS Steven C, May 11, 2006: WO/2006/050011 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating a body tissue in situ (e.g., an atrial tissue of a heart to treat) atrial fibrillation include a lesion formation tool is positioned against the heart surface. The lesion formation tool includes a guide member having a tissue-opposing surface for placement against ...


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Brekke John Paul, Brucker Gregory G: Laterally firing optical fiber with aw inclined end surface as light redirecting means confined in a tubular member. Medical Cv, Brekke John Paul, Brucker Gregory G, BRUESS Steven C, December 28, 2006: WO/2006/138128 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for transmitting laser light and redirecting the light laterally relative to an axis of the apparatus includes an optical fiber having both a core and a cladding surrounding the core. The optical fiber terminates at a distal tip having a surface inclined relative to the axis of the opti ...


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Nandkishor G Patke, Adel A Mikhail, Gene E Stobbs: Bileaflet heart valve having open channel and swivel pivots. Medical CV, Moore & Hansen, October 2, 2001: US06296663 (3 worldwide citation)

A bileaflet heart valve comprising an annular base and pivoting leaflets. Each leaflet is “free-floating” within recesses without fixed rotational axis in order to increase translational movement and redistribute stresses. Each recess fluidly communicates with a groove extending at least partially a ...