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An Access-Closure Device for Percutaneous Beating Heart Surgery1

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Ronit E. Malka, Michelle H. Rosen

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Seul Ku, Patrick Thornycroft, Donal Holland

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Joshua B. Gafford, Conor J. Walsh

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
Cambridge, MA 02138;
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Nikolay Vasilyev, Pedro del Nido

Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA 02115

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

2R. E. Malka and M. H. Rosen contributed equally to this work.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 16, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020910 (Jun 01, 2015) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1045; doi: 10.1115/1.4030118 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 16, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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(a) Computer-aided design generated exploded view of the device modules and (b) prototype used for testing (dilator not shown)

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Computer-aided design animation of device operation during surgical procedure

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Seal testing apparatus pressurized to 80 mm Hg

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(a) Screenshots from video of procedure testing on the test apparatus and (b) operation of nitinol anchor



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