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Henning Rud Andersen, John Michael Hasenkam, Lars Lyhne Knudsen: System and method for implanting cardiac valves. Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, November 24, 1998: US05840081 (761 worldwide citation)

A valve prosthesis (9) for implantation in the body by use of catheter (11) comprises a stent made from an expandable cylinder-shaped thread structure (2,3) comprising several spaced apices (4). The elastically collapsible valve (4) is mounted on the stent as the commissural points (5) of the valve ...


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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 (663 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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John H Stevens, Bruce A Reitz, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Hanson S Gifford: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, August 25, 1998: US05797960 (657 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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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 (482 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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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 (467 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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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, Jeffry J Grainger, May 18, 1999: US05904697 (406 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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John H Stevens, Bruce A Reitz: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, November 3, 1998: US05829447 (403 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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John H Stevens, Bruce A Reitz, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Hanson S Gifford: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, July 20, 1999: US05924424 (390 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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Alex T Roth, Hanson S Gifford: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, October 20, 1998: US05823956 (386 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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Brian S Donlon, William S Peters, Michi E Garrison, Daniel C Rosenman, John H Stevens: Less-invasive devices and methods for cardiac valve surgery. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, January 4, 2000: US06010531 (365 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed for performing less-invasive surgical procedures within the heart. A method for less-invasive repair or replacement of a cardiac valve comprises placing an instrument through an intercostal access port and through a penetration in a wall of a vessel in communication ...



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