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James L Cox, Stephen W Boyd, Hanson S Gifford III, Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick: Methods of epicardial ablation for creating a lesion around the pulmonary veins. Epicor, Jens E Hoekendijk, December 19, 2000: US06161543 (623 worldwide citation)

The invention provides surgical systems and methods for ablating heart tissue within the interior and/or exterior of the heart. A plurality of probes is provided with each probe configured for introduction into the chest for engaging the heart. Each probe includes an elongated shaft having an elonga ...


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Richard L Mueller, Stephen W Boyd, James R Flom, Lorraine F Mangosong, William S Peters: Soft tissue retractor and method for providing surgical access. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, September 22, 1998: US05810721 (388 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a retractor for providing surgical access through a passage in tissue, together with methods for its use and deployment. The retractor comprises an anchoring frame having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an opening therethrough which defines an axial axis. A flex ...


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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, Timothy C Corvi, Brian S Donlon, Stephen W Boyd, Sylvia W Fan, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Richard J Mueller Jr, Hanson S Gifford III: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, September 29, 1998: US05814016 (343 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for temporarily inducing cardioplegic arrest in the heart of a patient and for establishing cardiopulmonary bypass in order to facilitate surgical procedures on the heart and its related blood vessels. Specifically, a catheter based system is provided for isolating t ...


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Stephen W Boyd, Alan R Rapacki, William S Peters: Devices and methods for port-access multivessel coronary artery bypass surgery. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, September 1, 1998: US05799661 (288 worldwide citation)

Surgical methods and instruments are disclosed for performing port-access or closed-chest coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery in multivessel coronary artery disease. In contrast to standard open-chest CABG surgery, which requires a median sternotomy or other gross thoracotomy to expose the patient ...


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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, Timothy C Corvi, Brian S Donlon, Stephen W Boyd, Sylvia W Fan, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Richard J Mueller Jr, Hanson S Gifford III: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Brian S Tomko, July 5, 2005: US06913600 (222 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for temporarily inducing cardioplegic arrest in the heart of a patient and for establishing cardiopulmonary bypass in order to facilitate surgical procedures on the heart and its related blood vessels. Specifically, a catheter based system is provided for isolating t ...


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James R Flom, Meir Moshe, Stephen W Boyd, Richard L Mueller: Soft tissue retractor and delivery device therefor. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, April 11, 2000: US06048309 (219 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a retractor for providing surgical access through a passage in a patient's body, together with a delivery device for positioning the retractor in the patient's body. The retractor comprises an anchoring frame having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an opening the ...


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John H Stevens, Lee R Bolduc, Stephen W Boyd, Brian S Donlon, Hanson S Gifford III, Philip R Houle, Daniel C Rosenman: Minimally-invasive devices and methods for treatment of congestive heart failure. Heartport, Jeffrey J Grainer, Jens E Hoekendijk, October 3, 2000: US06125852 (202 worldwide citation)

A method of treatment of congestive heart failure comprises the steps of introducing an aortic occlusion catheter through a patient's peripheral artery, the aortic occlusion catheter having an occluding member movable from a collapsed position to an expanded position; positioning the occluding membe ...


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Stephen W Boyd, John H Stevens, Philip C Evard, Craig L Adams: Retrograde delivery catheter and method for inducing cardioplegic arrest. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, June 22, 1999: US05913842 (170 worldwide citation)

retrograde delivery catheter includes at its distal end a balloon configured to occlude the coronary sinus of a patient's heart, and has a length and flexibility which allow the distal end to be positioned in the coronary sinus with the proximal end extending transluminally to a peripheral vein such ...


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James R Flom, Stephen W Boyd: Illuminating soft tissue retractor. Heartport, Jeffrey J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, James M Heslin, November 7, 2000: US06142935 (161 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a retractor for providing surgical access through a passage in tissue, together with methods for its use and deployment. The retractor comprises an anchoring frame having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an opening therethrough which defines an axial axis. A flex ...


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Stephen W Boyd: Methods and devices for removing material from a vascular site. Fox Hollow Technologies, Jens E Hoekendijk, Hoekendijk & Lynch, October 7, 2003: US06629953 (155 worldwide citation)

An expandable cage is expanded within a narrowed region of a blood vessel. The expandable cage has openings therein so that plaque protrudes through the openings when the cage is expanded. A material removing element passes within the cage to remove the plaque extending into the openings. The openin ...