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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R Machold: Method and systems for performing thoracoscopic cardiac bypass and other procedures. Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 6, 2001: US06311693 (32 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 i ...


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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 cardiac bypass and other procedures. Heartport, December 17, 2002: US06494897 (31 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 i ...


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Wade A Keller, Timothy R Machold: Multiple lumen heat exchange catheters. ZOLL Circulation, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, July 28, 2009: US07566341 (30 worldwide citation)

Catheter devices and methods for intravascular heating and/or cooling of human or veterinary patients. The catheter devices generally comprise catheters having inflow and outflow lumens and at least one curvilinear balloon connected to the inflow and outflow lumens such that heat exchange fluid may ...


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Michael W Dae, Timothy R Machold, Wade A Keller: Method of controlling body temperature while reducing shivering. Radiant Medical, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, March 9, 2004: US06702839 (30 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for lowering the body temperature of a patient while reducing shivering by using a heat exchange device in combination with an &agr;2-adrenoreceptor agonist, a non-opiod analgesic monoamine uptake inhibitor or neuropeptide that temporarily reduces shivering. The devices disclo ...


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Michael W Dae, Timothy R Machold: Endovascular heat-and gas-exchange catheter device and related methods. Radiant Medical, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, March 9, 2004: US06702783 (28 worldwide citation)

An endovascular catheter device capable of heat and gas exchange with a patient's bloodstream comprises a catheter shaft, a heat exchanger, and a gas exchange element. The heat exchanger and the gas exchange element are in fluid communication with one or more internal lumens of the catheter sha ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, William S Peters, Timothy R Machold: Methods and systems for performing thoracoscopic coronary bypass and other procedures. Heartport, Brian S Tomko, November 7, 2006: US07131447 (26 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 induced ...


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Wade E Keller, Timothy R Machold, Mark A Saab: Heat exchange catheter with discrete heat exchange elements. Radiant Medical, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, March 9, 2004: US06702840 (23 worldwide citation)

A catheter for exchanging heat with a body fluid is disclosed. The catheter includes a main shaft and a heat exchange region having a plurality of heat exchange elements each having a length and opposed ends. Each of the elements is attached on at least one of its ends to the shaft and disposed so t ...


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Robert T Chang, John A Macoviak, David A Rahdert, Timothy R Machold: Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus. MVRx, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, April 6, 2010: US07691144 (22 worldwide citation)

Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascula ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, William S Peters, Timothy R Machold: Methods and systems for performing thoracoscopic coronary bypass and other procedures. December 4, 2001: US06325067 (22 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 i ...


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Timothy R Machold, Nicole Denise Bloom, Alex T Roth, Dave J Scott, Jose Alejandro, Ed Oliver: Disposable cassette for intravascular heat exchange catheter. Radiant Medical, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, May 10, 2005: US06890347 (20 worldwide citation)

A heat exchange fluid supply system for supplying a heat exchange fluid to an intravascular heat exchange catheter includes a disposable cassette having a bulkhead and an external heat exchanger, and which is configured to operate in combination with a reusable master control unit. The bulkhead incl ...