James W Kaufer

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OBJECTIVE A safe and reliable direct percutaneous approach for transapical access to the left ventricle would be a significant advance toward decreasing the invasiveness of intracardiac interventions. This report presents results from a surviving porcine beating heart model in which transapical access sites were closed using an automated suturing technique(More)
PURPOSE A readily applied and reliable means to create and close transapical wound access sites through a small intercostal opening could benefit many cardiac patients. Using relevant surgical tissue models, this research evaluated a new approach to enable single-port transapical wound site closure toward the eventual development of safe percutaneous access(More)
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