Medtronic acquires minimally invasive surgery (MIS) heart technology
This article was originally published in Clinica
Medtronic has acquired the rights to an internal aortic clamp and has also agreed to fund development of a Dutch device for steadying the heart during bypass surgery. The aortic clamp cannula has been developed by an Argentinian cardiac surgeon, Roberto Grinfeld. It features a balloon which clamps the aorta and which can deliver cardioplegia, vent the heart and connect to a standard extracorporeal circuit. Medtronic has signed a licence for the US patent to the device.
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