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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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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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John H Stevens, Bruce A Reitz: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, November 3, 1998: US05829447 (412 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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Alex T Roth, Hanson S Gifford: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, October 20, 1998: US05823956 (394 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, Hanson S Gifford: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. June 11, 2002: US06401720 (167 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, Hanson S Gifford: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Brian Tomko, October 18, 2005: US06955175 (127 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, Hanson S Gifford: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Heartport, Brian Tomko, January 20, 2004: US06679268 (108 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, Hanson S Gifford: Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, January 29, 2004: US20040019348-A1 (1 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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James F Kelley, Zhongping Yang, Mark T Stewart: Method and system for placement of electrical lead inside heart. Medtronic, Carol F Barry, May 23, 2017: US09656063

A method of placing an electrical lead of an implantable cardiac device inside a heart of a patient. The method includes securing a tool to an atrial appendage of the heart to hold onto the atrial appendage, piercing the atrial appendage, and creating an aperture in the atrial appendage while holdin ...