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Paul A Spence, Warren P Williamson IV, Mark Ortiz: Device to Permit Offpump Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery. Law Office Of Alan W Cannon, April 16, 2009: US20090099412-A1

A system for manipulating a heart during cardiac surgery permits coronary surgery on a beating heart while maintaining cardiac output unabated and uninterrupted. Circumflex coronary artery surgery can be performed using the system. A component of the system engages the heart with a heart positioning ...


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Mark Ortiz, Randy Whedon, Paul A Spence: Annuloplasty devices and related heart valve repair methods. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans, November 21, 2002: US20020173841-A1

Devices for repairing and replacing a heart valve in various embodiments, the devices include at least first and second support rings connected together in a coiled configuration to abut opposite sides of a valve annulus. A replacement valve may be secured to the coil-shaped device. Various alternat ...


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Robert Pearson, Mark Ortiz, Peter Callas: Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) for Congestive Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Angiodynamics, Angiodynamics, October 7, 2010: US20100256628-A1

A method for treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or chronic bronchitis to alleviate the discomforts of breathing by using non-thermal electroporation energy to ablate diseased portions of the lung including the bronchus, airways and alveoli which, in effect, opens the restrictive d ...


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William C Hamilton JR, Mark Ortiz: Irreversible electroporation (ire) for esophageal disease. Angiodynamics, Angiodynamics, October 7, 2010: US20100256630-A1

A method for treating Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer by using non-thermal electroporation energy to ablate diseased portions of the esophagus which, in effect, prevents stomach acids and other fluids from entering the esophagus thereby alleviating continued deterioration of the esophagus ...


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Mark Ortiz, Robert Pearson, Wesley Chung Joe: Multi-Electrode Energy Delivery Device and Method of Using the Same. June 14, 2012: US20120150172-A1

An energy delivery device for treating a patient includes a probe body and a plurality of elongate electrode elements that extend radially away from the probe body when deployed into tissue of the patient. The electrode elements are adapted to receive electrical treatment energy such as irreversible ...


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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve repair apparatus and methods. Cardiac Valve Technologies, April 19, 2012: US20120095552-A1

Valve repair apparatus and methods for ensuring proper coaptation and operation of the leaflets of a heart valve. Main aspects of the disclosure relate to devices including a support member configured for attachment to the heart valve annulus, a post extending from the support member away from the p ...