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John H Stevens: Endovascular aortic valve replacement. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, December 6, 1994: US05370685 (721 worldwide citation)

The subject invention relates to a valve replacement system together with methods of preparation and use, are provided for endovascular replacement of a heart valve in a host. The valve replacement system includes up to five components: (1) a prosthetic valve device, (2) a valve introducer device, ( ...


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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 (681 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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Wesley D Sterman, Michi E Garrison, Hanson S Gifford III, John H Stevens: Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 5, 1996: US05571215 (631 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for performing less-invasive surgical procedures within an organ or vessel. In an exemplary embodiment, the invention provides a method of closed-chest surgical intervention within an internal cavity of a patient's heart or great vessel. According to the me ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R Machold: Methods for performing thoracoscopic coronary artery bypass. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, September 26, 1995: US05452733 (615 worldwide citation)

A method for performing coronary artery bypass relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularaly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The coronary artery bypass procedures are formed under cardiopulm ...


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John H Stevens: Endovascular aortic valve replacement. Heartport, Townsend and Towsend and Crew, August 13, 1996: US05545214 (592 worldwide citation)

The subject invention relates to a valve replacement system together with methods of preparation and use, are provided for endovascular replacement of a heart valve in a host. The valve replacement system includes up to five components: (1) a prosthetic valve device, (2) a valve introducer device, ( ...


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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 (497 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, 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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Alan R Rapacki, John H Stevens: Endoscopic vascular clamping system and method. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 29, 1996: US05569274 (432 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a system and method for performing less-invasive surgical procedures within a body cavity. In a preferred embodiment, the invention provides a system and method for temporarily occluding a blood vessel in an arterial graft in a thoracoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting pro ...


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John H Stevens, Philip C Evard, Timothy R Machold: System for cardiac procedures. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 17, 1996: US05584803 (419 worldwide citation)

A system for accessing a patient's cardiac anatomy which includes an endovascular aortic partitioning device that separates the coronary arteries and the heart from the rest of the patient's arterial system. The endovascular device for partitioning a patient's ascending aorta comprises a flexible sh ...


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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 (416 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 ...