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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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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 ...


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Stephen W Boyd, John H Stevens, Philip C Evard, Craig L Adams: Retrograde delivery catheter and method for inducing cardioplegic arrest. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, June 22, 1999: US05913842 (170 worldwide citation)

retrograde delivery catheter includes at its distal end a balloon configured to occlude the coronary sinus of a patient's heart, and has a length and flexibility which allow the distal end to be positioned in the coronary sinus with the proximal end extending transluminally to a peripheral vein such ...


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Stephen W Boyd, John H Stevens, Philip C Evard, Craig L Adams: Retrograde delivery catheter and method for inducing cardioplegic arrest. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 24, 1996: US05558644 (153 worldwide citation)

A retrograde delivery catheter includes at its distal end a balloon configured to occlude the coronary sinus of a patient's heart, and has a length and flexibility which allow the distal end to be positioned in the coronary sinus with the proximal end extending transluminally to a peripheral vein su ...


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Frederick G St Goar, William S Peters, Philip C Evard, Stephen W Boyd, Craig L Adams, Richard L Mueller Jr, John H Stevens: Cardioplegia catheter system. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 9, 1997: US05695457 (125 worldwide citation)

A catheter system is provided for accessing the coronary ostia transluminally from a peripheral arterial access site, such as the femoral artery, and for inducing cardioplegic arrest by direct infusion of cardioplegic solution into the coronary arteries. In a first embodiment, the catheter system is ...


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Frederick G St Goar, William S Peters, Philip C Evard, Stephen W Boyd, Craig L Adams, Richard L Mueller Jr, John H Stevens: Method of perfusing the coronary vasculature. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, September 15, 1998: US05807318 (95 worldwide citation)

A catheter system is provided for accessing the coronary ostia transluminally from a peripheral arterial access site, such as the femoral artery, and for inducing cardioplegic arrest by direct infusion of cardioplegic solution into the coronary arteries. In a first embodiment, the catheter system is ...


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Stephen W Boyd, John H Stevens, Philip C Evard, Craig L Adams: Retrograde delivery catheter and method for inducing cardioplegic arrest. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, April 14, 1998: US05738652 (60 worldwide citation)

A retrograde delivery catheter includes at its distal end a balloon configured to occlude the coronary sinus of a patient's heart, and has a length and flexibility which allow the distal end to be positioned in the coronary sinus with the proximal end extending transluminally to a peripheral vein su ...


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Frederick G St Goar, William S Peters, Philip C Evard, Stephen W Boyd, Craig L Adams, Richard L Mueller Jr, John H Stevens: Method for delivering a fluid to the coronary ostia. Heartport, Brian Tomko, July 5, 2005: US06913601 (59 worldwide citation)

A catheter system is provided for accessing the coronary ostia transluminally from a peripheral arterial access site, such as the femoral artery, and for inducing cardioplegic arrest by direct infusion of cardioplegic solution into the coronary arteries. In a first embodiment, the catheter system is ...


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Craig L Adams, Almira Gascon: Telescope drivecable support tube. Scimed Life Systems, Darby & Darby PC, December 1, 2009: US07625367 (5 worldwide citation)

A telescoping catheter is adapted to provide improved support and protection for a drive cable by providing, in addition to an outer sheath and a telescoping sheath, an inner sheath surrounding the drive cable. The outer sheath has a relatively larger diameter, to allow for a flared end of the teles ...


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Craig L Adams: Systems and methods for flushing catheters. Boston Scientific Scimed, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Bruce E Black, October 26, 2010: US07819848

Various improvements are made to catheters adapted to be flushed to remove air from within the catheter. For example, improved catheters include a catheter with a self-sealing seal at its distal end to pass a venting tube for removing air from within the catheter, a catheter having a distal end whos ...