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Stephen T Kuehn, Thomas F Hinnenkamp, William R Holmberg, Darrin J Bergman, Scott D Moore, Terry L Shepherd: Mitral and tricuspid valve repair. St Jude Medical, Peter S Dardi, Hallie A Finucane, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, December 26, 2000: US06165183 (430 worldwide citation)

A novel approach to mitral or tricuspid valve repair involves the performance of an edge-to-edge fastening/securing of opposing heart valve leaflets through a catheter entering the heart. Thus, a device is introduced including a leaflet fastener applicator through a cardiac catheter or other suitabl ...


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Stephen T Kuehn, Karen P Montpetit: Devices with a bendable tip for medical procedures. St Jude Medical, Hallie A Finucane, Altera Group, June 1, 2004: US06743239 (364 worldwide citation)

An improved device for performing medical procedures, preferably minimally invasive medical procedures, includes a shaft with a proximal and distal end and a bendable tip extending from the distal end of the shaft. In some preferred embodiments, a fastener applicator extends from the bendable tip. I ...


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Stephen T Kuehn, Thomas F Hinnenkamp, William R Holmberg, Darrin J Bergman, Scott D Moore, Terry L Shepherd: Mitral and tricuspid valve repair. St Jude Medical, Hallie A Finucane, Altera Law Group, February 24, 2004: US06695866 (247 worldwide citation)

A novel approach to mitral or tricuspid valve repair involves the performance of an edge-to-edge fastening/securing of opposing heart valve leaflets through a catheter entering the heart. Thus, a device is introduced including a leaflet fastener applicator through a cardiac catheter or other suitabl ...


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Stephen T Kuehn, Thomas F Hinnenkamp, William R Holmberg, Darrin J Bergman, Terry L Shepherd: Mitral and tricuspid valve repair. St Jude Medical, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, Hallie A Finucane, August 4, 2009: US07569062 (70 worldwide citation)

A novel approach to mitral or tricuspid valve repair involves the performance of an edge-to-edge fastening/securing of opposing heart valve leaflets through a catheter entering the heart. Thus, a device is introduced including a leaflet fastener applicator through a cardiac catheter or other suitabl ...


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Stephen T Kuehn, Thomas F Hinnenkamp, William R Holmberg, Darrin J Bergman, Scott D Moore, Terry L Shepherd: Mitral and tricuspid valve repair. St Jude Medical, Hallie A Finucane, Altera Law Group, August 26, 2004: US20040167539-A1

A novel approach to mitral or tricuspid valve repair involves the performance of an edge-to-edge fastening/securing of opposing heart valve leaflets through a catheter entering the heart. Thus, a device is introduced including a leaflet fastener applicator through a cardiac catheter or other suitabl ...


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Paul J Hindrichs, Steven D Kruse, Todd A Krinke, Michael P Brenzel, Matthew M Quest, Kenton J Zehr, Todd A Berg, John Logan, Stephen T Kuehn: Body tissue remodeling methods and apparatus. Fish & Neave, September 23, 2004: US20040186566-A1

A patient's soft body tissue can be remodelled by implanting first and second anchor structures in the tissue at respective first and second spaced locations. A linking structure between the anchor structures is then operated to change the distance between the first and second anchor structures. Exa ...


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Stephen T Kuehn, Thomas G Schoon, Tory Martin, Bob Allan: Annuloplasty ring holder. Altera Law Group, July 3, 2003: US20030125715-A1

An apparatus for holding an annuloplasty ring includes a holder body configured to hold the ring. A handle coupling attaches to a handle. A release mechanism on the handle coupling selectively releases the handle from the handle coupling.



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