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John H Stevens: Endovascular aortic valve replacement. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, December 6, 1994: US05370685 (721 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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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R Machold: Methods for performing thoracoscopic coronary artery bypass. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, September 26, 1995: US05452733 (615 worldwide citation)

A method for performing coronary artery bypass relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularaly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The coronary artery bypass procedures are formed under cardiopulm ...


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Philip C Evard, Timothy R Machold, Hanson S Gifford III, Alex T Roth, Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Jeffry J Grainger: Thoracoscopic devices and methods for arresting the heart. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, June 20, 1995: US05425705 (230 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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William S Peters: Method for intraluminally inducing cardioplegic arrest and catheter for use therein. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, July 18, 1995: US05433700 (165 worldwide citation)

A process for inducing cardioplegic arrest of a heart in situ in a patient's body, comprising maintaining the patient's systemic circulation by peripheral cardiopulmonary by-pass, occluding the ascending aorta through a percutaneously placed arterial balloon catheter, venting the left side of the he ...


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Sterman Wesley D, Siegel Lawrence C, Curtis Patricia E, Stevens John H, Machold Timothy R: Method for performing thoracoscopic cardiac bypass procedures.. Stanford Surgical Technologies, December 6, 1995: EP0684781-A1

A method for closed-chest cardiac surgical intervention relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia can be induce ...


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Sterman Wesley D, Siegel Lawrence C, Curtis Patricia E, Stevens John H, Machold Timothy R: Method for performing thoracoscopic cardiac bypass procedures. Stanford Surgical Technologies, HESLIN James M, September 1, 1994: WO/1994/018881

A method for closed chest cardiac surgical intervention relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope (34) or other viewing scope and endovascularly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The cardiopulmonary bypass (56) and cardioplegia can ...


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Stevens John H, Sterman Wesley D, Machold Timothy R, Gifford Hanson S: Cardiopulmonary bypass system for closed-chest intervention. Stanford Surgical Technologies, September 18, 1996: EP0731720-A1

The invention provides a system and method for establishing cardiopulmonary bypass and performing an interventional procedure in a patient's heart or great vessel with a minimum of arterial and venous penetrations. In one embodiment, a bypass cannula (180) configured for introduction into a patient' ...