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US20120203330 METHOD OF POST-OPERATIVE ADJUSTMENT FOR MITRAL VALVE IMPLANT  
The present invention is directed to a mechanism and procedure for adjusting a cardiac implant during the early post-operative period, such as, for example, the first 2-5 days after surgery....
US20110202130 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LONG TERM ADJUSTMENT OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE  
The present invention is directed to methods and systems for adjusting an implant, such as a mitral valve ring, over the long term without having to enter a patient's body. The long term...
US20150230924 TISSUE ANCHOR FOR ANNULOPLASTY DEVICE  
A method is provided, including positioning a tissue anchor along an annulus of a patient's valve. The anchor includes a distal tissue coupling element including (1) a pointed tip to puncture...
US20150081014 IMPLANT AND ANCHOR PLACEMENT  
A method for performing an annuloplasty includes positioning an annuloplasty ring structure along an atrial surface of an annulus of a heart valve. While a distal portion of a tube is...
US20140135913 METHOD FOR ANCHORING A MITRAL VALVE  
An artificial mitral valve is anchored in the left atrium by placing the valve between the annulus of the natural mitral valve and an artificial annulus. The artificial annulus is formed by...
US20130238089 METHOD FOR ANCHORING A MITRAL VALVE  
An artificial mitral valve is anchored in the left atrium by placing the valve between the annulus of the natural mitral valve and an artificial annulus. The artificial annulus is formed by...
US20110035000 Tissue Shaping Device  
In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. Such tissue shaping device can...
US20120029627 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascular Heart Valve Replacement Comprising Tissue Grasping Elements  
The present invention provides an apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes an expandable anchor supporting a replacement valve,...
US20110060407 METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR CARDIAC VALVE REPAIR  
Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for the endovascular repair of cardiac valves, particularly the atrioventricular valves which inhibit back flow of blood from a heart ventricle during...
US20110257741 IMPLANTS AND METHODS FOR RESHAPING HEART VALVES  
Tissue shaping methods and devices are provided for reinforcing and/or remodeling heart valves. In certain embodiments, magnetic tissue shaping devices are implanted in tissue adjacent heart valve...
US20120035723 PROSTHESIS FOR MITRAL ANNULOPLASTY  
A prosthesis (10) for mitral annuloplasty, comprising an annular structure (11), in which the annular structure is composed of a flexible support segment (12), adapted to be fixed by suture along...
US20110066235 Endoventicular device for the treatment and correction of cardiomyopathies  
The invention consists in a device that concerns the optimization of the cardiac geometry in patients with heart failure. The device comprises one or more elastic elements in the radial direction...
US20140155997 Collapsible-expandable prosthetic heart valves with structures for clamping native tissue  
A prosthetic heart valve is designed to be circumferentially collapsible for less invasive delivery into the patient. At the implant site the valve re-expands to a larger circumferential size,...
US20130123910 INFLATABLE MINIMALLY INVASIVE SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING AND SECURING AN ANNULAR IMPLANT  
A delivery device for an annular implant that includes a balloon expansion mechanism and an annular implant having an adjustable dimension. The balloon expansion mechanism includes an inflation...
US20110071626 Device and Method for the Surgical Treatment of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation  
A device for the treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation of a damaged left ventricle having an opposing papillary muscles displaced laterally or axially relative to the mitral annulus. The...
US20140052244 SUTURELESS ANCHORING DEVICE FOR CARDIAC VALVE PROSTHESES  
A device for anchoring on biological tissue a prosthetic heart valve, includes first and second anchoring assemblies mutually couplable to secure biological tissue therebetween. The anchoring...
US20140052243 SUTURELESS ANCHORING DEVICE FOR CARDIAC VALVE PROSTHESES  
A device for anchoring a prosthetic heart valve on biological tissue, includes first and second anchoring assemblies, mutually couplable to secure biological tissue therebetween. The anchoring...
US20130304198 Left Heart Assist Device and Method  
A device, a kit and a method is presented for permanently augmenting the pump function of the left heart. The mitral valve plane is assisted in a movement along the left ventricular long axis...
US20130331933 COLLAPSIBLE/EXPANDABLE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES WITH NON-EXPANDING STENT POSTS AND RETRIEVAL FEATURES  
A frame structure for a collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve. The frame structure includes an annular annulus portion that is configured for implanting in or near a patient's...
US20150216655 TRANSCATHETER MITRAL VALVE PROSTHESIS  
A prosthetic cardiac valve comprises an anchor having an atrial skirt, an annular region, and a ventricular skirt. The prosthetic valve also has a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets each...
US20110319989 TRANSCATHETER MITRAL VALVE PROSTHESIS  
A prosthetic cardiac valve comprises an anchor having an atrial skirt, an annular region, and a ventricular skirt. The prosthetic valve also has a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets each...
US20140005778 CARDIAC VALVE SUPPORT STRUCTURE  
Cardiac valve supports and their methods of use.
US20130253643 COLLAPSIBLE VALVE PROSTHESIS  
A collapsible valve prosthesis includes an armature and a set of prosthetic valve leaflets supported by the armature. The armature is expandable from a contracted condition to an expanded...
US20120209376 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RESHAPING MITRAL VALVE ANNULUS  
Methods for treating a defective mitral valve are provided. One preferred method comprises attaching opposing ends of a tether to opposing regions of the mitral valve annulus. The tether is...
US20120035722 Mitral Prosthesis and Methods for Implantation  
A mitral valve prosthesis and methods for implanting the prosthesis transapically (i.e., through the apex of the heart), transatrially (i.e., through the left atrium of the heart), and...
US20150112432 CLOSED BAND FOR PERCUTANEOUS ANNULOPLASTY  
A method is provided, which includes providing an annuloplasty ring, which comprises (a) a flexible sleeve, and (b) a contracting assembly. During a percutaneous transcatheter procedure, the...
US20150216661 TECHNIQUES FOR PERCUTANEOUS MITRAL VALVE REPLACEMENT AND SEALING  
Apparatus and methods are described including a prosthetic valve support (40) configured to be placed at a patient's native atrioventricular valve annulus. The valve support defines an annular...
US20120123532 Devices and Methods for Reducing Mitral Valve Regurgitation  
A mitral valve annulus reshaping device includes at least a portion that is formed of a biocompatible shape memory alloy SMA having a characteristic temperature, Af, that is preferably below body...
US20120010701 AORTIC ANNULOPLASTY RING  
An annuloplasty ring to resize a dilated aortic root during valve sparing surgery includes a scalloped space frame having three trough sections connected to define three crest sections. The...
US20140039615 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL AND PERCUTANEOUS REPAIR OF HEART VALVE LESIONS  
The devices and methods relate to surgical and percutaneous repair of heart valve regions. The devices may be structured to conform to the desired shape of a specific patient. The devices may...
US20120330412 PHYSIOLOGICALLY HARMONIZED TRICUSPID ANNULOPLASTY RING  
A tricuspid remodeling annuloplasty ring having two free ends that are upturned in the inflow direction to help avoid unnecessary leaflet abrasion. The free ends are separated across a gap that is...
US20120150290 BEATING HEART BUTTRESS AND IMPLANTATION METHOD TO PREVENT PROLAPSE OF A HEART VALVE  
An apparatus and method for mitigating prolapsed are disclosed. The apparatus includes a contact member and an elongated rod that can be used to hold the contact member in position for coapting...
US20130345802 IMPLANTABLE DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF AN ANATOMICAL STRUCTURE OR LUMEN  
An implantable device system for controlling the dimensions of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural lumen which is either too large or too...
US20110009956 MAGNETIC DOCKING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE LONG TERM ADJUSTMENT OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE  
An implantable device for controlling the circumference of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural lumen which is either too large or too small....
US20120071970 PHYSIOLOGIC TRICUSPID ANNULOPLASTY RING  
A prosthetic tricuspid remodeling annuloplasty ring for use in tricuspid valve repairs to provide annular support after reconstructive valve surgery. The ring maintains an optimal annular...
US20150142105 RECONFIGURING TISSUE FEATURES OF A HEART ANNULUS  
Among other things, a tool to attach a support to a heart valve annulus includes a stabilizing body that includes features to stabilize an axial position of the tool relative to the annulus, and...
US20110009957 PERCUTANEOUS MITRAL ANNULPLASTY WITH CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT  
A minimally invasive method of performing mitral annuloplasty is disclosed. An implantable device is positioned within the coronary sinus and tightened around the mitral annulus. Mitral valve...
US20120323317 HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS ANCHORING DEVICE AND METHODS  
Apparatus and methods for securing heart valve repair or replacement prostheses in or near the heart. The apparatus and methods are particularly well suited for traditional surgery or minimally...
US20140330372 Medical Devices for Implanting in a Valve and Associated Methods  
A device, such as a prosthetic heart valve, for implantation in a patient's valve, having one or more visible markings configured to be aligned with one or more anatomical structures of the...
US20130204361 SEMI-FLEXIBLE ANNULOPLASTY RING  
An annuloplasty ring for attachment to an annulus of a tricuspid valve comprises an elongate tube of suturable material comprising a central segment and first and second end segments. An arcuate...
US20120253457 COMPRESSIBLE HEART VALVE ANNULUS SIZING TEMPLATES  
Compressible heart valve annulus sizing templates suitable for minimally-invasive or otherwise reduced accessibility surgeries. The sizing templates may be folded, rolled, or otherwise compressed...
US20110054597 MITRAL CERCLAGE ANNULOPLASTY APPARATUS  
A mitral cerclage annuloplasty apparatus comprises a tissue protective device and a knot delivery device. The tissue protective device comprises a first protective tube and a second protective...
US20140277388 BIOCOMPATIBLE FOAM OCCLUSION DEVICE FOR SELF-EXPANDING HEART VALVES  
A self-expandable ring seals a gap between a medical device and adjacent body tissue. The ring is disposed about the medical device and configured to self-expand from a first radius in a...
US20120197392 ADJUSTABLE ANNULOPLASTY RING WITH SUBCUTANEOUS ACTIVATION PORT  
Annuloplasty rings are employed to treat heart valve defects, such as regurgitation. Synching the heart tissue to the ring restores the valve opening to its approximate original size and operating...
US20140031930 CARDIAC IMPLANT CONFIGURED TO RECEIVE A PERCUTANEOUS PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE IMPLANTATION  
The invention is a cardiac implant, and associated methods therefore, configured to repair and/or replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an...
US20140088697 HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES  
A heart valve assembly comprises a first prosthesis configured to expand from an unexpanded state to an expanded state at which the first annular prosthesis contacts native tissue of a body lumen....
US20110257737 BIOLOGICALLY IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME  
A heart valve assembly includes a first annular prosthesis for implantation within a tissue annulus, a second valve prosthesis, and a plurality of magnets on the first and second prostheses to...
US20140324164 TECHNIQUES FOR PERCUTANEOUS MITRAL VALVE REPLACEMENT AND SEALING  
Apparatus is provided for use with a native valve of a heart of a subject, the apparatus including (1) an annular upstream support portion, configured to be transluminally placed against an atrial...
US20120172983 METHODS OF REPAIRING AN ABNORMAL MITRAL VALVE  
The present invention refers to an annular prosthesis for mitral valve. In one of its embodiments the annular prosthesis for mitral valve is made up of a posterior half-ring and an anterior...
US20140148898 MITRAL VALVE TREATMENT TECHNIQUES  
A method is provided for treating mitral valve regurgitation, including inserting a band around between 90 and 270 degrees of a mitral valve of a heart, including around at least a portion of a...

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