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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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Philip C Evard, Timothy R MacHold, Hanson S Gifford III, Alex T Roth, Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel: Thoracoscopic devices and methods for arresting the heart. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 16, 1996: US05536251 (491 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for thoracoscopically arresting the heart and establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, thus facilitating a variety of less-invasive surgical procedures on and within the heart and great vessels of the thorax. In one embodiment, the invention provides a thoracos ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R MacHold: Methods and systems for performing thoracoscopic coronary bypass and other procedures. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 7, 1998: US05735290 (347 worldwide citation)

A method for closed-chest cardiac surgical intervention relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia can be induce ...


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Philip C Evard, Timothy R Machold, Hanson S Gifford III, Alex T Roth, Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Jeffry J Grainger: Thoracoscopic devices and methods for arresting the heart. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, June 20, 1995: US05425705 (230 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for thoracoscopically arresting the heart and establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, thus facilitating a variety of less-invasive surgical procedures on and within the heart and great vessels of the thorax. In one embodiment, the invention provides a thoracos ...


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Wesley D Sterman, John H Stevens, Hanson S Gifford III, Lawrence C Siegel, Joe B Putnam: Methods and apparatus for perfusion of isolated tissue structure. Heartport, March 2, 2004: US06699231 (132 worldwide citation)

Organs and other tissue structures are isolated and perfused with a therapeutic agent. Isolation is effected by endovascularly positioning catheters having occlusion balloons within the arteries or other blood vessels which supply blood to the organ. Similarly, blood flow from the organ back to the ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R Machold: Systems for coronary bypass procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, October 5, 1999: US05961481 (74 worldwide citation)

A method for closed-chest cardiac surgical intervention relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia can be induce ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R Machold: Methods and systems for performing thoracoscopic coronary bypass and other procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, James M Heslin, February 22, 2000: US06027476 (55 worldwide citation)

A method for closed-chest cardiac surgical intervention relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia can be induce ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R Machold: Methods for performing heart surgery. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, January 5, 1999: US05855210 (35 worldwide citation)

A method for closed-chest cardiac surgical intervention relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia can be induce ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R Machold: Method and systems for performing thoracoscopic cardiac bypass and other procedures. Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 6, 2001: US06311693 (32 worldwide citation)

A method for closed-chest cardiac surgical intervention relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia can be i ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R MacHold: Methods and systems for performing thoracoscopic cardiac bypass and other procedures. Heartport, December 17, 2002: US06494897 (31 worldwide citation)

A method for closed-chest cardiac surgical intervention relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia can be i ...