US Patent No: 7,736,327

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Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel

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Disclosed is a conduit that provides a bypass around an occlusion or stenosis in a coronary artery. The conduit is a tube adapted to be positioned in the heart wall to provide a passage for blood to flow between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, at a site distal to the occlusion or stenosis. The conduit has a section of blood vessel attached to its interior lumen which preferably includes at least one naturally occurring one-way valve positioned therein. The valve prevents the backflow of blood from the coronary artery into the heart chamber.

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JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.WILMINGTON, DE22

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Phelps, David Y 2815 Stratford Ave., Louisville, KY 40205 52 1265
Wilk, Peter J New York, NY 340 16359
Wolf, Scott J Bellevue, WA 50 1393

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MEDTRONIC VASCULAR GALWAY LIMITED (4)
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