US Patent No: 7,318,829

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Methods and apparatus for transpericardial left atrial appendage closure

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Methods and apparatus for closing a left atrial appendage are described. The methods rely on introducing a closure tool from a location beneath the rib cage, over an epicardial surface, and to the exterior of the left atrial appendage. The closure device may then be used to close the left atrial appendage, preferably at its base, by any one of a variety of techniques. A specific technique using graspers and a closing loop is illustrated.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KAPLAN, AARON V., M.D.Not Provided4
SENTREHEART, INC.PALO ALTO, CA, CA22

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bajor, Jordan T Palo Alto, CA 18 1020
Kaplan, Aaron V Los Altos, CA 49 3458

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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SENTREHEART, INC. (22)
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