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Hanson S Gifford III, Lee R Bolduc, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes: Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 9, 1997: US05695504 (917 worldwide citation)

A system for performing an end-to-side vascular anastomosis, including an anastomosis device, an application instrument and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. The system is applicable for performing an anastomosis between a vascular graft and the ascending aorta in coronary artery bypass ...


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Lee R Bolduc, Christopher F Heck: Surgical stapling instrument. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, March 31, 1998: US05732872 (676 worldwide citation)

A stapler for stapling a tubular structure to another structure. The stapler has an anvil which is expandable from a collapsed position to an expanded position. The stapler has a recess which receives at least a portion of the tubular structure and a shoulder which receives an everted end of the tub ...


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Hanson S Gifford III, Lee R Bolduc, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes: Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffrey J Grainger, October 6, 1998: US05817113 (481 worldwide citation)

A system for performing an end-to-side vascular anastomosis, including an anastomosis device, an application instrument and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. The system is applicable for performing an anastomosis between a vascular graft and the ascending aorta in coronary artery bypass ...


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Lee R Bolduc, Hanson S Gifford III, James I Fann: Surgical clips and methods for tissue approximation. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendij, Jeffry J Grainge, November 2, 1999: US05976159 (445 worldwide citation)

Surgical clips, and methods of use thereof, are provided for tissue approximation and attachment, and more particularly, for sealingly joining a graft vessel to a target vessel. The graft vessel has a free end and a graft vessel wall defining a graft lumen. The target vessel has a target vessel wall ...


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Lee R Bolduc, Christopher F Heck: Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof. Hearport, Brian Tomko, July 8, 2003: US06588643 (439 worldwide citation)

A stapler for stapling a tubular structure to another structure. The stapler has an anvil which is expandable from a collapsed position to an expanded position. The stapler has a recess which receives at least a portion of the tubular structure and a shoulder which receives an everted end of the tub ...


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Hanson S Gifford III, Lee R Bolduc, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes: Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, May 18, 1999: US05904697 (410 worldwide citation)

A system for performing an end-to-side vascular anastomosis, including an anastomosis device, an application instrument and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. The system is applicable for performing an anastomosis between a vascular graft and the ascending aorta in coronary artery bypass ...


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Lee R Bolduc, James R Gannoe, Philip R Houle: System for performing vascular anastomoses. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, February 27, 2001: US06193734 (374 worldwide citation)

Systems for anastomosing a first hollow tissue structure to a second hollow tissue structure are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, such a system comprises at least one tissue securing member adapted to secure the first and second hollow tissue structures together, and a device for applying the ...


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Lee R Bolduc, James R Gannoe, Theodore C Johnson: Devices and methods for performing vascular anastomosis. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, August 28, 2001: US06280460 (268 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for performing vascular anastomosis. A needle passer is used to pass one or more needles through tissue to thread one or more lengths of suture through the tissue. The needle passer is operable using one hand and includes a handle supporting a shaft assembly carrying first and se ...


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Hanson S Gifford III, Lee R Bolduc, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes: Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. May 14, 2002: US06387105 (259 worldwide citation)

A system for performing an end-to-side vascular anastomosis, including an anastomosis device, an application instrument and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. The system is applicable for performing an anastomosis between a vascular graft and the ascending aorta in coronary artery bypass ...


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Lee R Bolduc, Christopher F Heck: Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, September 7, 1999: US05947363 (222 worldwide citation)

A stapler for stapling a tubular structure to another structure. The stapler has an anvil which is expandable from a collapsed position to an expanded position. The stapler has a recess which receives at least a portion of the tubular structure and a shoulder which receives an everted end of the tub ...