Coronary Artery Bypass Procedure

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Cardiovascular Medical Patent Portfolios

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ID Cardio 001
Seller Peter Wilk
Sector Heart and Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Coronary Artery Bypass
Assets 3 - US Patents; 1 - US Application
US Patents 5,662,124 5,908,028 6,363,939
Applications US 10/062,409

Lot Summary

The procedure oxygenates myocardial tissue of the heart in a coronary artery bypass, by directing blood from the ventricle directly into one or more recesses formed in the myocardium. The procedure includes a novel methodology to treat coronary artery disease - a leading cause of death. When the coronary arteries become blocked with arteriosclerosis, a myocardial infarct may occur. To treat this, physicians use coronary artery dilatation with stents. If these fail, a coronary bypass operation may be necessary. This involves a major operation with open cardiac surgery. In the early 1990s, Dr. Wilk invented a new less invasive method of bringing blood to the coronary arteries without a major operation. Dr. Wilk invented a shunt that brought blood directly from the ventricle of the heart to the coronary arteries directly through the myocardial muscle – with or without a transmyocardial stent from the left ventricle directly into the coronary arteries.

Sample Forward Citing Companies: VUDU, Inc., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Boston Scientific Corporation

Bio - Dr. Wilk

Audio Recording of Inventor Q&A Session with Dr. Wilk

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Patent NumberFile History
5,662,124
5,908,028
6,363,939