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Antonio Colombo, Robert D Lashinski, Matthew J Birdsall, Dennis L Brooks, Philip J Haarstad, James C Peacock III: Endolumenal prosthesis and method of use in bifurcation regions of body lumens. Medtronic AVE, Catherine C Maresh, February 18, 2003: US06520988 (184 worldwide citation)

An endolumenal medical device assembly is provided for use in a bifurcation region of a body lumen. An expandable prosthesis, such as a stent, is included in the assembly and is adjustable from a radially collapsed condition to a radially expanded condition. The expandable prosthesis includes a pros ...


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Randall T Lashinski, Philip J Haarstad, Matthew J Birdsall: Method and apparatus for treating stenoses at bifurcated regions. Medtronic AVE, October 10, 2000: US06129738 (153 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating stenoses at bifurcated regions of body lumens is disclosed. A balloon catheter system is disclosed comprising two balloon catheters, or a balloon catheter having a bifurcated distal end, with a linking guide wire lumen at the distal end of one balloon catheter, or ...


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Robert D Lashinski, Dennis L Brooks, Philip J Haarstad, Geoffrey A Orth: Rapid exchange folded balloon catheter and stent delivery system. Richard L Klein, June 6, 2000: US06071285 (130 worldwide citation)

The balloon portion of a balloon catheter for implanting a stent structure is at least initially retained laterally to a guide wire by passing the guide wire axially along the balloon inside the stent structure but not through the interior of the balloon or any permanent guide wire lumen at the loca ...


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Philip J Haarstad, Christopher P Olig, Paul T Rothstein, Michael J Hobday, David J S Kim, James R Keogh: Method and system for organ positioning and stabilization. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 4, 2008: US07338434 (86 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a heart positioning device, method and system for positioning, manipulating, holding, grasping, immobilizing and/or stabilizing a heart. The heart positioning device may include a suction head and a shaft with a means for remotely changing the position of the head from a firs ...


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Robert D Lashinski, Matthew J Birdsall, Dennis L Brooks, Philip J Haarstad, James C Peacock III, Antonio Colombo: Endolumenal prothesis and method of use in bifurcation regions of body lumens. Medtronic Vascular, March 28, 2006: US07018400 (61 worldwide citation)

An endolumenal medical device assembly is provided for use in a bifurcation region of a body lumen. An expandable prosthesis, preferably an endolumenal support device such as a stent, is included in the assembly and is adjustable from a radially collapsed condition to a radially expanded condition. ...


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Cynthia T Clague, Philip J Haarstad, Scott E Jahns, James R Keogh, Christopher P Olig, Raymond W Usher: Electrosurgical methods and apparatus for making precise incisions in body vessels. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 13, 2007: US07189231 (22 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus employed in surgery involving making precise incisions in vessels of the body, particularly cardiac blood vessels in coronary revascularization procedures conducted on the stopped or beating heart are disclosed. Such incisions are created by applying an elongated electrosurgica ...


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Cynthia T Clague, Philip J Haarstad, Scott E Jahns, James R Keogh, Christopher P Olig, Raymond W Usher: Electrosurgical methods and apparatus for making precise incisions in body vessels. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, November 1, 2005: US06960209 (16 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus employed in surgery involving making precise incisions in vessels of the body, particularly cardiac blood vessels in coronary revascularization procedures conducted on the stopped or beating heart are disclosed. Such incisions are created by applying an elongated electrosurgica ...


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Philip J Haarstad, Christopher P Olig, Paul T Rothstein, Michael J Hobday, William J Steinberg, David J S Kim, Thomas P Daigle, Ann M Thomas, Brian J Ross, Steven C Christian, Robert H Reetz, Douglas H Gubbin: Methods and apparatus providing suction-assisted tissue engagement through a minimally invasive incision. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 24, 2009: US07494460 (7 worldwide citation)

Suction-assisted tissue-engaging devices, systems, and methods are disclosed that can be employed through minimal surgical incisions to engage tissue during a medical procedure through application of suction to the tissue through a suction member applied to the tissue. A shaft is introduced into a b ...


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Mark R Christianson, Scott A Olson, Edward J Anderson, Philip J Haarstad, Douglas J Krone, Dennis W Wahr, David J Blaeser: Closure devices, related delivery methods, and related methods of use. St Jude Medical Cardiology Division, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, February 12, 2013: US08372112 (6 worldwide citation)

A closure device for sealing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in the heart includes a left atrial anchor adapted to be placed in a left atrium of the heart, a right atrial anchor adapted to be placed in a right atrium of the heart, and a flexible elongate member adapted to extend through the passageway ...


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Philip J Haarstad, Christopher P Olig, Paul T Rothstein, Michael J Hobday, William A Steinberg, David J S Kim, Thomas P Daigle, Ann M Thomas, Brian J Ross, Steven C Christian, Robert H Reetz, Douglas H Gubbin: Methods and apparatus providing suction-assisted tissue engagement through a minimally invasive incision. Medtronic, May 28, 2013: US08449449 (1 worldwide citation)

Suction-assisted tissue-engaging devices, systems, and methods are disclosed that can be employed through minimal surgical incisions to engage tissue during a medical procedure through application of suction to the tissue through a suction member applied to the tissue. A shaft is introduced into a b ...