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May 5, 1997
CardioThoracic Systems, Inc. (CTS) (NASDAQ: CTSI) announced today the introduction of the ACCESS MV™ System, the next generation of its beating heart bypass system. The ACCESS MV™ System is designed so surgeons can use it to perform multiple vessel off-pump coronary artery by-pass surgery with greater ease on a beating heart. The announcement was made here at the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons Conference.

April 10, 1997
CardioThoracic Systems Inc. (CTS) (NASDAQ: CTSI) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 28, 1997. For the first quarter, CTS reported net revenues of $2.1 million, compared to no revenues for the same period last year. To date more than 1,400 CTS MIDCAB procedures have been successfully performed using the CTS MIDCAB™ System. In the first quarter ended March 28, 1997, the CTS MIDCAB System was successfully used in more than 900 CTS MIDCAB procedures. The company currently has partnerships with Columbia/HCA, the largest hospital system in the United States, and Tenet Healthcare Corp. to train affiliated physicians and to supply CTS MIDCAB Systems as a preferred provider.

March 24, 1997
CardioThoracic Systems, Inc. (CTS) today announced the company recently initiated its CORsm Institute Training Program at Columbia Hospital at Medical City, Dallas providing Columbia/HCA's cardiac surgeons with a thorough understanding of how to perform minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB™) on a beating heart with the highest quality outcomes.

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