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John H Stevens, Bruce A Reitz, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Hanson S Gifford: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, August 25, 1998: US05797960 (681 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, and methods are provided for accessing the interior of the heart and performing procedures therein while the heart is beating. In one embodiment, a tubular access device having an inner lumen is provided for positioning through a penetration in a muscular wall of the heart, the acc ...


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John H Stevens, Bruce A Reitz, Alex T Roth, William S Peters: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, January 5, 1999: US05855614 (497 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, and methods are provided for accessing the interior of the heart and performing procedures therein while the heart is beating. In one embodiment, a tubular access device having an inner lumen is provided for positioning through a penetration in a muscular wall of the heart, the acc ...


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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, William S Peters: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, June 16, 1998: US05766151 (484 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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John H Stevens, Bruce A Reitz, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Hanson S Gifford: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, July 20, 1999: US05924424 (416 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, and methods are provided for accessing the interior of the heart and performing procedures therein while the heart is beating. In one embodiment, a tubular access device having an inner lumen is provided for positioning through a penetration in a muscular wall of the heart, the acc ...


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Brian S Donlon, William S Peters, Michi E Garrison, Daniel C Rosenman, John H Stevens: Less-invasive devices and methods for cardiac valve surgery. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, January 4, 2000: US06010531 (392 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed for performing less-invasive surgical procedures within the heart. A method for less-invasive repair or replacement of a cardiac valve comprises placing an instrument through an intercostal access port and through a penetration in a wall of a vessel in communication ...


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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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Sean Christopher Daniel, Brian S Donlon, Michi E Garrison, Hanson S Gifford III, Daniel C Rosenman, William S Peters, Robert L Lathrop II, George Crothall, James B Mullin, Gerald R Anderson, Wiley A Kittrell: Endoscopic suturing devices and methods. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, January 19, 1999: US05860992 (282 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for suture placement while performing less invasive surgical procedures within a body cavity. In an exemplary embodiment, the invention provides for the placement of sutures within the heart or a great vessel that is accessed from outside the closed chest. ...


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John H Stevens, William S Peters, Wesley D Sterman, Hanson S Gifford III: System and methods for performing endovascular procedures. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, February 29, 2000: US06029671 (267 worldwide citation)

A system for inducing cardioplegic arrest and performing an endovascular procedure within the heart or blood vessels of a patient. An endoaortic partitioning catheter has an inflatable balloon which occludes the ascending aorta when inflated. Cardioplegic fluid may be infused through a lumen of the ...