Medical grafting methods and apparatus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6120432
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08844992

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Methods and apparatus for delivering and installing a new length of tubing between two sections of a patient's existing body organ tubing and at least partly outside of that existing structure. For example, the new length of tubing may be for the purpose of providing the patient with a coronary bypass. The new tubing may be an artificial graft, a natural graft (harvested elsewhere from the patient), or both. The new tubing is delivered to and installed at the operative site primarily by working through the patient's existing tubular body organ structure. This avoids the need for any significant surgery on the patient.

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN44

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bachinski, Thomas J Lakeville, MN 85 3449
Goldsteen, David S Minneapolis, MN 24 2090
Sullivan, Daniel J Medina, MN 79 3291

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