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Darrell H Ogi, Lilip Lau, Alan R Klenk: Low profile vascular stent. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Morgan & Finnegan, July 20, 1999: US05925061 (208 worldwide citation)

A low-profile, self-expanding vascular stent which is preferably cut from a thin tubing. The stent includes helical windings in a single helix, which are joined by bridges for longitudinal and radial strengthening.


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Alexander K Khairkhahan, Andrew G C Frazier, Alan R Klenk, Marc S Kreidler, Stewart M Kume, Darrell H Ogi, Chad C Roue, Erik J van der Burg: Adjustable left atrial appendage implant deployment system. ev3 Endovascular, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 26, 2006: US07152605 (149 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an adjustable occlusion device for use in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. The occlusion device is removably carried by a deployment catheter. The device may be enlarged or reduced to facilitate optimal placement or removal. Methods are also disclosed.


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Andrew G C Frazier, Alexander K Khairkhahan, Erik J van der Burg, Chad C Roue, Alan R Klenk: Left atrial appendage occlusion device with active expansion. Atritech, Beck & Tysver PLLC, October 6, 2009: US07597704 (145 worldwide citation)

An adjustable occlusion device and methods of deploying the device, comprising an actively expandable anchor for use in customizing the fit in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. Some embodiments of the actively expandable anchor include a positive force expander as an adjustable occlusi ...


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Alexander K Khairkhahan, Andrew G C Frazier, Alan R Klenk, Marc S Kreidler, Stewart M Kume, Darrell H Ogi, Chad C Roue, Erik J van der Burg: Method and apparatus for accessing the left atrial appendage. ev3 Sunnyvale, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 6, 2006: US07056294 (114 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an apparatus for facilitating access to the left atrium, and specifically the left atrial appendage. The apparatus may comprise a sheath with first and second curved sections that facilitate location of the fossa ovalis and left atrial appendage. The apparatus may further comprise tissu ...


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Alexander K Khairkhahan, Andrew G C Frazier, Alan R Klenk, Marc S Kreidler, Stewart M Kume, Darrell H Ogi, Chad C Roue, Erik J van der Burg: Method of implanting a device in the left atrial appendage. ev3 Sunnyvale, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 16, 2006: US07044134 (82 worldwide citation)

An adjustable occlusion device and a method of implanting the device in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. The occlusion device is removably carried by a deployment catheter. The device may be enlarged or reduced to facilitate optimal placement or removal. Methods are also disclosed.


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Erik J van der Burg, Alexander K Khairkhahan, Alan R Klenk, Chad C Roue, Andrew G C Frazier: System and method for delivering a left atrial appendage containment device. Atritech, Beck & Tysver P L L C, June 15, 2010: US07735493 (52 worldwide citation)

A device for containing emboli within a left atrial appendage of a patient includes a frame that is expandable from a reduced cross section to an enlarged cross section and a slider assembly. The frame extends between a proximal hub and a distal hub, and the slider assembly is coupled to the distal ...


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Matthew G Fishler, Alan R Klenk, Joshua Wallin, Peter M Martin: Medical device delivery system having integrated introducer. Paracor Medical, Fulwider Patton, June 5, 2012: US08192351 (40 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering a medical device onto a heart includes a housing within which is releasably disposed the medical device. The housing in one embodiment comprises inner and outer deflectors between which is delivered the medical device. Both deflectors are self-expanding. A deflector compr ...


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Alexander K Khairkhahan, Andrew G C Frazier, Alan R Klenk, Marc S Kreidler, Stewart M Kume, Darrell H Ogi, Chad C Roue, Erik J van der Burg: Method of removing an implanted device. EV3 Endovascular, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 20, 2007: US07192439 (24 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an adjustable occlusion device for use in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. The occlusion device is removably carried by a deployment catheter. The device may be enlarged or reduced to facilitate optimal placement or removal. Methods are also disclosed.


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Andrew G C Frazier, Alexander K Khairkhahan, Erik J van der Burg, Chad C Roue, Alan R Klenk: Detachable atrial appendage occlusion balloon. Atritech, Beck Tysver P L L C, May 11, 2010: US07713282 (16 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an adjustable occlusion device for use in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. The occlusion device is removably carried by a deployment catheter. The device may be enlarged or reduced to facilitate optimal placement or removal. Methods are also disclosed.


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Alexander K Khairkhahan, Andrew G C Frazier, Alan R Klenk, Marc S Kreidler, Stewart M Kume, Darrell H Ogi, Chad C Roue, Erik J van der Burg: Method of implanting an adjustable occlusion device. Atritech, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, October 25, 2011: US08043329 (15 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an adjustable occlusion device for use in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. The occlusion device is removably carried by a deployment catheter. The device may be enlarged or reduced to facilitate optimal placement or removal. Methods are also disclosed.