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Brian S Donlon, Richard L Mueller Jr, S Christopher Daniel, Hanson S Gifford III, John H Stevens: Clamp assembly and method of use. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 8, 1997: US05618307 (453 worldwide citation)

A deployable clamp for clamping a patient's ascending aorta between the coronary arteries and the brachiocephalic artery. The clamp is detachably mounted to the distal end of an elongated clamp positioner and is manipulated and actuated from the proximal end of the clamp positioner at a location out ...


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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 (392 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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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, Timothy C Corvi, Brian S Donlon, Stephen W Boyd, Sylvia W Fan, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Richard J Mueller Jr, Hanson S Gifford III: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, September 29, 1998: US05814016 (343 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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Sean Christopher Daniel, Brian S Donlon, Michi E Garrison, Hanson S Gifford III, Daniel C Rosenman, William S Peters, Robert L Lathrop II, George Crothall, James B Mullin, Gerald R Anderson, Wiley A Kittrell: Endoscopic suturing devices and methods. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, January 19, 1999: US05860992 (282 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for suture placement while performing less invasive surgical procedures within a body cavity. In an exemplary embodiment, the invention provides for the placement of sutures within the heart or a great vessel that is accessed from outside the closed chest. ...


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Michi E Garrison, Brian S Donlon, S Christopher Daniel, John H Stevens: Less-invasive devices and methods for treatment of cardiac valves. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, October 26, 1999: US05972030 (268 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for less-invasive surgical treatment of cardiac valves whereby the need for a gross thoracotomy or median sternotomy is eliminated. In one aspect of the invention, a delivery system for a cardiac valve prosthesis such as an annuloplasty ring or prosthetic valve inclu ...


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David W Snow, Craig L Adams, Brian S Donlon, Hanson S Gifford III: Device and method for minimizing heart displacements during a beating heart surgical procedure. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, February 6, 2001: US06183486 (251 worldwide citation)

A device for minimizing displacements of the heart when performing a beating heart surgical procedure including two heart engaging members. The heart engaging members are slidably coupled to a retractor. The heart engaging members may be rotated and extended as necessary to reach the target site on ...


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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, Timothy C Corvi, Brian S Donlon, Stephen W Boyd, Sylvia W Fan, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Richard J Mueller Jr, Hanson S Gifford III: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Brian S Tomko, July 5, 2005: US06913600 (222 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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John H Stevens, Lee R Bolduc, Stephen W Boyd, Brian S Donlon, Hanson S Gifford III, Philip R Houle, Daniel C Rosenman: Minimally-invasive devices and methods for treatment of congestive heart failure. Heartport, Jeffrey J Grainer, Jens E Hoekendijk, October 3, 2000: US06125852 (202 worldwide citation)

A method of treatment of congestive heart failure comprises the steps of introducing an aortic occlusion catheter through a patient's peripheral artery, the aortic occlusion catheter having an occluding member movable from a collapsed position to an expanded position; positioning the occluding membe ...


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Brian S Donlon: Device and method for minimizing heart displacements during a beating heart surgical procedure. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, August 29, 2000: US06110187 (199 worldwide citation)

A device for minimizing displacements of the heart when performing a beating heart surgical procedure including two heart engaging members. The heart engaging members are slidably coupled to a retractor. The heart engaging members may be rotated and extended as necessary to reach the target site on ...


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David W Snow, Craig L Adams, Brian S Donlon, Hanson S Gifford III: Coronary shunt and method of use. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, August 25, 1998: US05797933 (189 worldwide citation)

A coronary shunt for occluding both sides of an anastomosis site and providing a blood flow path across the anastomosis site. The shunt includes two occluding members sized and configured to occlude the coronary artery. A tether is attached to the coronary shunt and is used to remove the coronary sh ...