Methods and apparatus for transpericardial left atrial appendage closure

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7318829
APP PUB NO 20020099390A1
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10105978

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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 Provided7
SENTREHEART, INC.PALO ALTO, CA, CA29

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bajor, Jordan T Palo Alto, CA 18 1302
Kaplan, Aaron V Los Altos, CA 50 4080

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SENTREHEART, INC. (30)
7846168 Apparatus and method for the ligation of tissue 20 2004
* 2005/0154,404 Apparatus and method for the ligation of tissue 25 2004
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