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Results of a 100-patient trial of Cardica's C-Port distal anastomosis system for cardiac bypass are presented by Michael Mack, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates of North Texas at the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery/European Society of Thoracic Surgeons joint meeting in Leipzig, Germany Sept. 13. Patency of bypass vessels attached with C-Port was 96.9% after six months, compared to 84.9% in historical studies. Cardica, which is 20% owned by Guidant, will use the data to support a CE mark and 510(k) indication in the coming months, the firm says...



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