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Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, Jason Brian Whitt, Philip Christopher Evard, Patrick Edward Macaulay, John Thomas Garibotto, Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Thomas Banks: Methods and apparatus for bypassing arterial obstructions and/or performing other transvascular procedures. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, February 20, 2001: US06190353 (975 worldwide citation)

Methods, devices, and systems for a) revascularization and/or b) performing other medical procedures at vascular or non-vascular intracorporeal locations within a mammalian body. The methods generally comprise the formation of at least one extravascular passageway from a blood vessel to a vascular o ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R Machold: Methods for performing thoracoscopic coronary artery bypass. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, September 26, 1995: US05452733 (615 worldwide citation)

A method for performing coronary artery bypass relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularaly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The coronary artery bypass procedures are formed under cardiopulm ...


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Philip C Evard, Timothy R MacHold, Hanson S Gifford III, Alex T Roth, Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel: Thoracoscopic devices and methods for arresting the heart. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 16, 1996: US05536251 (491 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for thoracoscopically arresting the heart and establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, thus facilitating a variety of less-invasive surgical procedures on and within the heart and great vessels of the thorax. In one embodiment, the invention provides a thoracos ...


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John H Stevens, Philip C Evard, Timothy R Machold: System for cardiac procedures. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 17, 1996: US05584803 (419 worldwide citation)

A system for accessing a patient's cardiac anatomy which includes an endovascular aortic partitioning device that separates the coronary arteries and the heart from the rest of the patient's arterial system. The endovascular device for partitioning a patient's ascending aorta comprises a flexible sh ...


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Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, Jason Brian Whitt, Philip Christopher Evard, Patrick Edward Macaulay, John Thomas Garibotto, Margaret W Tumas, Alan Robert Selfridge: Catheters and related devices for forming passageways between blood vessels or other anatomical structures. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, October 16, 2001: US06302875 (360 worldwide citation)

The inventions described in this patent application include i) a torqueable introducer sheath which is useable in conjunction with a transvascular passageway forming catheter to effect precise rotational control of the catheter; ii) an anchorable guide catheter which is useable in conjunction with a ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R MacHold: Methods and systems for performing thoracoscopic coronary bypass and other procedures. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 7, 1998: US05735290 (347 worldwide citation)

A method for closed-chest cardiac surgical intervention relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia can be induce ...


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Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, John Thomas Garibotto, Jason Brian Whitt: Transluminal methods and devices for closing, forming attachments to, and/or forming anastomotic junctions in, luminal anatomical structures. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, December 10, 2002: US06491707 (327 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for passing attachment apparatus or connector material into or through the wall of a luminal anatomical structure for the purpose of, closing the lumen of the anatomical structure, forming an anastomotic junction between separate anatomical structures or between approximated se ...


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Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, John Thomas Garibotto, Jason Brian Whitt: Transluminal methods and devices for closing, forming attachments to, and/or forming anastomotic junctions in, luminal anatomical structures. Transvascular, Robert D Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins Buyan, June 6, 2000: US06071292 (292 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for passing attachment apparatus (e.g., connector devices, staples, etc.) or connector material (e.g., suture thread, wire, cord, filament, monofilament, etc.) into or through the wall of a luminal anatomical structure (e.g., a blood vessel or other anatomical conduit) for the ...


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Timothy R Machold, Wesley D Sterman: System for performing a cardiac procedure. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 17, 1995: US05458574 (274 worldwide citation)

A system for accessing a patient's cardiac anatomy which includes an occlusion catheter with a first expandable member or balloon in a distal extremity of the catheter which when expanded within the patient's ascending aorta separates the heart and coronary blood vessels from the rest of the patient ...


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Michi E Garrison, Timothy R Machold: Method of repairing a damaged blood vessel with an expandable cage catheter. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 23, 1991: US05034001 (273 worldwide citation)

A vascular catheter having an expandable cage mounted on the distal end of a tubular member which is radially expanded and contracted by means of a control wire which is secured to the distal end of the expandable cage. The control wire extends through a first inner lumen within the tubular member w ...