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David L Bombard, Jaime S Vargas, James T Nielsen, Philipe R Manoux, Tenny Chang, Stephen A Yencho, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender, Nathan H White, Bryan D Knodel: Method of performing anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, April 20, 2010: US07699859 (260 worldwide citation)

A method for anastomosing a first vessel to a second vessel may include connecting an end of the first vessel to the side of the second vessel and creating an opening in the wall of the second vessel from within the lumen of the second vessel, where that opening allows fluid communication between th ...


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Jaime Vargas, James T Nielsen, Michael Hendricksen, Brendan M Donohoe, Stephen Yencho, Bernard Hausen: Implantable medical device such as an anastomosis device. Cardica, Brian A Schar, March 25, 2003: US06537288 (145 worldwide citation)

A medical device which can be implanted at a target site in a living body. The device includes an inner flange formed by radial expansion of the device and an outer flange formed by axial compression of the device. The device can include an implant portion and a discard portion which separate from e ...


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James T Nielsen, Nathan H White, Theodore M Bender, Philipe R Manoux, David L Bombard, Brendan M Donohoe, Bryan D Knodel: Surgical system and method for connecting hollow tissue structures. Cardica, Brian A Schar, November 27, 2007: US07300444 (95 worldwide citation)

A system for performing anastomosis between a graft vessel and a target vessel includes a tissue effector that may be configured to deploy a user-selectable number of connectors. The system includes an anvil that enters the wall of the target vessel through an entry hole that is spaced apart from th ...


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Jaime Vargas, Brendan M Donohoe, Scott C Anderson, Theodore Bender, Stephen Yencho, Bernard Hausen, Michael Hendricksen: Trocar for use in deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis. Vascular Innovations, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, April 16, 2002: US06371964 (92 worldwide citation)

A trocar useful for forming an incision in a target vessel for placement of an anastomosis device which may have an inner flange formed by radial expansion of the device and an outer flange formed by axial compression of the device. The trocar can have a smaller size during formation of the incision ...


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Jaime Vargas, James T Nielsen, Michael Hendricksen, Brendan M Donohoe, Stephen Yencho, Bernard Hausen: Implantable medical device such as an anastomosis device. Cardica, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, July 16, 2002: US06419681 (63 worldwide citation)

A medical device which can be implanted at a target site in a living body. The device includes an inner flange formed by radial expansion of the device and an outer flange formed by axial compression of the device. The device can include an implant portion and a discard portion which separate from e ...


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Jose R Carranza, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender, Benjamin Sherman: System for preparing a graft vessel for anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, November 23, 2004: US06821286 (57 worldwide citation)

A system for preparing a graft vessel for anastomosis includes one or more tools held within a functional package. The package has multiple recesses and can be sealed and sterilized along with its contents. The recesses are used to hold one or more tools for preparing a graft vessel for anastomosis. ...


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Jaime Vargas, Brendan M Donohoe, Scott C Anderson, Theodore Bender, Stephen Yencho, Bernard Hausen, Michael Hendricksen, James T Nielsen: Tissue punch. Cardica, Brian A Schar, Cindy A Lynch, January 6, 2004: US06673088 (52 worldwide citation)

A tissue punch for creating a hole in the wall of a target blood vessel for receiving an anastomosis device includes a piercing element for penetrating the tissue and a cutting element for cutting a plug of tissue around the pierced hole. The tissue punch includes a trocar for inserting the piercing ...


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Michael Hendricksen, Theodore Bender, Brendan M Donohoe, Jaime Vargas, Andrew Frazier, Stephen Yencho, Bernard Hausen: Everter and threadthrough system for attaching graft vessel to anastomosis device. Cardica, Brian A Schar, Cindy A Lynch, June 11, 2002: US06402764 (50 worldwide citation)

An everter and threadthrough system useful for attaching a graft vessel to a anastomosis device which can be used to attach a graft vessel to a target vessel without the use of conventional sutures. The threadthrough system engages an end of the graft vessel and pulls the graft vessel through a depl ...


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Jaime Vargas, Brendan M Donohoe, Scott C Anderson, Theodore Bender, Stephen Yencho, Bernard Hausen, Michael Hendricksen: Trocar for use in deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, December 23, 2008: US07468066 (49 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for performing anastomosis between a graft vessel and a target vessel may include a trocar that may create an opening in the target vessel. At least part of the trocar may be expandable to allow an anastomosis device to pass through the distal end thereof. The apparatus may include a ho ...


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David L Bombard, Jaime S Vargas, James T Nielsen, Philipe R Manoux, Tenny Chang, Stephen A Yencho, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender, Nathan H White, Bryan D Knodel: System for performing anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, August 3, 2010: US07766924 (49 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis tool includes a handle connected to a tissue effector that may be capable of being oriented in two or more positions relative to the handle. The tissue effector holds a graft vessel having at least one flap defined in at least one end thereof against the side of a target vessel. Actua ...