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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, William S Peters: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, June 16, 1998: US05766151 (484 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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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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John H Stevens, Jeffrey W Krier, Kirsten L Valley, Philip C Evard: Endovascular cardiac venting catheter and method. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, June 29, 1999: US05916193 (284 worldwide citation)

A venting catheter, system and method are provided for withdrawing blood and other fluids from a patient's heart to facilitate decompressing the heart during cardioplegic arrest and cardiopulmonary bypass, without the need for a thoracotomy and without puncturing the aorta, pulmonary artery, or hear ...


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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, Sylvia W Fan, Richard L Mueller Jr: Methods and apparatus for anchoring an occluding member. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jans E Hoskendijk, Michael J Lynch, August 18, 1998: US05795325 (228 worldwide citation)

Pressure is measured on both sides of an occluding member for determining when pressure forces on the occluding member may cause migration of the occluding member. An alarm indicates when the pressure force on the balloon exceed a predetermined threshold. In another aspect of the invention, a pressu ...


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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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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, Sylvia W Fan, Richard L Mueller Jr: Methods and apparatus for anchoring an occluding member. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, June 26, 2001: US06251093 (202 worldwide citation)

Pressure is measured on both sides of an occluding member for determining when pressure forces the occluding member may cause migration of the occluding member. An alarm indicates when the pressure force on the balloon exceed a predetermined threshold. In another aspect of the invention, a pressure ...


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John H Stevens, Jeffrey W Krier, Kirsten L Valley, Philip C Evard: Endovacular cardiac venting catheter and method. Heartport, June 17, 2003: US06579259 (36 worldwide citation)

A venting catheter, system and method are provided for withdrawing blood and other fluids from a patient's heart to facilitate decompressing the heart during cardioplegic arrest and cardiopulmonary bypass, without the need for a thoracotomy and without puncturing the aorta, pulmonary artery, or ...


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Victor C Esch, Kirsten L Valley: Fiberoptic delivery system and method of use. Indigo Medical Incorporated, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, November 21, 1995: US05469524 (29 worldwide citation)

A hand held device having an optical fiber with a radiation emitter carried at a free end, the optical fiber being attached to a handle that includes a knob which allows movement of a flexible tubular sleeve from a position covering the fiber and emitter to a position exposing the emitter and a leng ...


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Randy J Kesten, Kirsten L Valley, Robert W Reinhardt, Jeffrey W Krier, Sam G Payne: Catheter for prostatic urethral dilatation. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Dykema Gossett, June 13, 1995: US05423755 (18 worldwide citation)

A balloon dilatation catheter for the dilatation of a prostatic urethra having a reinforcing element extending through the elongated shaft of the catheter to prevent significant elongation or failure of the catheter and a traction member for assisting in the resistance to substantial tensile stresse ...


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Victor C Esch, Kirsten L Valley: Fiberoptic delivery system and method of use. Indigo Medical, Bernard Shay, December 28, 1999: USRE036473

A hand held device having an optical fiber with a radiation emitter carried at a free end, the optical fiber being attached to a handle that includes a knob which allows movement of a flexible tubular sleeve from a position covering the fiber and emitter to a position exposing the emitter and a leng ...