US Patent No: 8,156,942

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Method of implanting a transmyocardial stent

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20100094397

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According to an aspect of the invention there is provided a method and apparatus for delivering a medical stent to a treatment site for forming a conduit between a blood vessel and a heart chamber. The apparatus comprises a hollow cylindrical body having a proximal end and a distal end, the stent being positioned within the body; and an actuator for expelling the stent from the body to form the conduit.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.SANTA ROSA, CA485

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Coyle, Noel - 22 150
Cunniffe, Brendan - 7 10
Duffy, Niall - 69 404
Francis, Richard William Alan - 6 70

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5,984,956 Transmyocardial implant 80 1997
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6,250,305 Method for using a flexible transmyocardial implant 36 1998
6,093,166 Coronary bypass implant 50 1998
6,123,682 Closed chest coronary bypass 47 1998
6,029,672 Transmyocardial implant procedure and tools 47 1998
6,076,529 Transmyocardial implant with inserted vessel 49 1998
6,113,823 Pyrolytic carbon transmyocardial implant 32 1998
6,053,942 Transmyocardial implant with coronary stent 50 1998
6,406,488 Healing transmyocardial implant 28 1998
6,139,541 Guide for transmyocardial implant 43 1998
6,196,230 Stent delivery system and method of use 103 1998
6,197,050 Transmyocardial implant with compliance collar 39 1998
6,223,752 Transmyocardial implant procedure 31 1998
6,193,726 Insertion tool for transmyocardial implant 36 1999
6,102,941 Transmyocardial implant with coronary ingrowth 40 1999
6,406,491 Compliant transmyocardial implant 26 1999
6,409,697 Transmyocardial implant with forward flow bias 28 1999
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6,113,630 Transmyocardial implant with minimized coronary insertion 30 1999
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X-SITE, L.L.C. (10)
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SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D. (1)
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