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8568476 Methods of assembling and delivering a cardiac implant  
A holder for an annuloplasty ring having a template defining a proximal face opposite the distal face, and a peripheral edge about which the annuloplasty ring conforms. The annuloplasty ring...
8556966 Annuloplasty device  
Devices, systems, and methods associated with annuloplasty are described herein. One or more annuloplasty devices include a number of longitudinal filaments moveable between an introductory...
8556965 Semi-rigid annuloplasty ring and band  
An annuloplasty ring comprising an elongate tube of suturable material formed into a ring. A stiffener configured to prevent axial compression and radial deformation of the ring is received in the...
8551161 Cardiac valve annulus restraining device  
A catheter based system for treating mitral valve regurgitation includes a reshaping device having a body and a plurality of movable anchoring barbs attached to the body of the device. The...
8545553 Over-wire rotation tool  
Apparatus is provided that includes an implant structure, which includes a contracting mechanism, which includes a rotatable structure, arranged such that rotation of the rotatable structure...
8545551 Methods, devices, and kits for treating mitral valve prolapse  
Described here are methods, devices, and kits for treating a prolapsed valve leaflet. The devices generally comprise a flexible cord, a first anchor attached to the cord at its distal end, and a...
8535374 Annuloplasty device for tricuspid valve repair  
Annuloplasty device for implantation adjacent an annulus of a tricuspid valve, the annulus comprising anterior, posterior and septal aspects adjacent anterior, posterior and septal leaflets,...
8529620 Inwardly-bowed tricuspid annuloplasty ring  
A prosthetic tricuspid remodeling annuloplasty ring having two free ends and at least one inward bow to help reduce chordal tethering. The ring may have segments corresponding to the anterior,...
8529621 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...
8523939 Method and apparatus for heart valve surgery  
A method for heart valve surgery may include providing a cardiac valve ring and suture loops connected to the cardiac valve ring, accessing a valve annulus of the heart of the patient, stapling at...
8523940 Annuloplasty ring with anchors fixed by curing polymer  
Annuloplasty rings and methods for inserting annuloplasty rings are herein disclosed. The annuloplasty ring has a ring shell and a plurality of anchoring fasteners for anchoring the ring shell to...
8518107 Percutaneous transcatheter repair of heart valves  
Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for repairing heart valves through percutaneous transcatheter delivery and fixation of annuloplasty rings to heart valves. An annuloplasty ring...
8512403 Annuloplasty ring with wing members for repair of a cardiac valve  
An annuloplasty ring for repairing a cardiac valve includes an expandable support member having oppositely disposed proximal and distal end portions and a main body portion between the end...
8480732 Transvalvular intraannular band for valve repair  
Mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation can be treating by implanting in the mitral annulus a transvalvular intraannular band having an elongate and arcuate body. The elongate and arcuate...
8480733 Apparatus and methods for repair of a cardiac valve  
An apparatus for repairing a cardiac valve includes an annuloplasty ring having an expandable support member with oppositely disposed proximal and distal end portions and a main body portion...
8475524 Monitoring of percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty  
During a minimally invasive deployment of a mitral valvuloplasty device into the coronary sinus near realtime tracking of the device is monitored to determine whether the device is compressing the...
8475525 Tricuspid valve repair using tension  
A method is provided, including implanting at least a first tissue-engaging element in a first portion of tissue in a vicinity of a heart valve of a patient, implanting at least a second...
8470027 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Devices and a kit for improving the function of a heart valve
 
A device for improving the function of a heart valve comprises a first loop-shaped support, which is configured to abut a first side of the heart valve, and a second loop-shaped support, which is...
8470028 Methods, systems and devices for cardiac valve repair  
Disclosed are devices and methods for treating regurgitation through a valve in the heart. The devices can include an expandable, fluid-tight bladder configured to be deployed between valve...
8460372 Prosthesis for reducing intra-cardiac pressure having an embolic filter  
The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent...
8460371 Method and apparatus for performing catheter-based annuloplasty using local plications  
The present invention relates to minimally invasive methods and apparatus for performing annuloplasty. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for performing annuloplasty...
8449605 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...
8449608 Tricuspid ring  
A prosthetic tricuspid remodeling annuloplasty ring having two free ends can be configured to be stiff in the XY plane and relatively flexible along the Z axis. A tricuspid ring can be provided...
8382828 Mitral annuloplasty rings  
A mitral annuloplasty ring with an inner core and an outer band located therearound. The ring has an anterior region, a posterior region opposite the anterior region, and two side regions...
8377117 Active holder for annuloplasty ring delivery  
An active annuloplasty ring holder having a template that can be folded or pivoted to the side allowing the template to align longitudinally with the handle and enter the patient's chest through a...
8366766 Assembly comprising a ring for attachment in a passage surrounded by body tissue as well as an applicator for fitting the ring in the passage  
The present invention relates to an assembly comprising: a ring having anchoring elements for attaching the ring in a passage surrounded by body tissue, in particular blood vessel tissue. An...
8353956 Actively-engageable movement-restriction mechanism for use with an annuloplasty structure  
Apparatus is provided, including a locking mechanism, an implant, and a flexible strip within the implant having a plurality of recesses. A perimeter of the strip shortens and expands when the...
8349001 Pharmacological delivery implement for use with cardiac repair devices  
A pharmacological delivery implement for use with cardiac repair devices. The pharmacological delivery implement comprises a porous member defining an outer surface, an internal channel configured...
8323337 Connection systems for two piece prosthetic heart valve assemblies and methods for making and using them  
A heart valve assembly includes a prosthesis and a prosthetic valve to replace a preexisting natural or prosthetic heart valve within a biological annulus. The prosthesis includes an annular...
8287555 Devices and methods for heart valve repair  
Devices and methods provide enhanced treatment of a cardiac valve annulus. Methods generally involve contacting an anchor delivery device with the valve annulus and releasing a plurality of...
8287591 Transformable annuloplasty ring configured to receive a percutaneous prosthetic heart valve implantation  
The invention is an annuloplasty ring, and associated methods therefore, configured to reshape a native heart valve annulus to correct heart valve function, and also configured to be reshaped into...
8262725 Transvalvular intraannular band for valve repair  
Mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation can be treating by implanting in the mitral annulus a transvalvular intraannular band having an elongate and arcuate body. The elongate and arcuate...
8241351 Adjustable partial annuloplasty ring and mechanism therefor  
Apparatus is provided that is configured to be implanted in a body of a subject, comprising an implant structure having first and second portions thereof, a spool coupled to the implant structure...
8236050 Mitral annuloplasty ring having upward bows  
Methods of implanting an annuloplasty ring to correct maladies of the mitral annulus that not only reshapes the annulus but also reconfigures the adjacent left ventricular muscle wall. The ring...
8231671 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...
8226711 Valve to myocardium tension members device and method  
A device for heart valve repair including at least one tension member having a first end and second end. A basal anchor is disposed at the first end of the tension member and a secondary anchor at...
8216303 Apparatus and method for treating a regurgitant heart valve  
An apparatus is provided for treating regurgitation of blood flow through a diseased heart valve. The apparatus includes an annular support member and at least one posterior leaflet support...
8216304 Annuloplasty ring and holder combination  
An annuloplasty ring holder includes an angled post for improved visibility and access by the surgeon. The post may be configured to be adjusted in angle and rotation. The ring holder can include...
8197538 Annuloplasty prosthesis with in vivo shape identification and related methods of use  
An annuloplasty prosthesis including a sheath, an arcuate stiffening element, and an imaging element. The arcuate stiffening element is disposed within the sheath and defines discrete, first and...
8187323 Valve to myocardium tension members device and method  
A device for heart valve repair including at least one tension member having a first end and second end. A basal anchor is disposed at the first end of the tension member and a secondary anchor at...
8172898 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ  
An intravascular support device includes a support or reshaper wire, a proximal anchor and a distal anchor. The support wire engages a vessel wall to change the shape of tissue adjacent the vessel...
8167933 Annuloplasty apparatus and methods  
An annuloplasty system for repairing a valve in a patient's heart comprises a surgical implant including a member having first and second end portions. The implant member further is configured...
8163013 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of magnetic tools  
Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better...
8163011 Intra-annular mounting frame for aortic valve repair  
An intra-annular mounting frame for an aortic valve having native aortic cusps is provided which includes a frame body with native leaflet reorienting curvatures and interconnecting points; the...
8163012 Multi-planar tricuspid annuloplasty ring  
A multi-planar annuloplasty ring for implantation adjacent to the tricuspid valve with a gap adjacent to the apex of the triangle of Koch. The anterior part of the ring body extending from the...
8152844 Quick-release annuloplasty ring holder  
A holder for an annuloplasty ring having a template defining a proximal face opposite the distal face, and a peripheral edge about which the annuloplasty ring conforms. The annuloplasty ring...
8142496 Fixing device, in particular for fixing to vascular wall tissue  
A device for narrowing the passage through surrounding vascular wall tissue, such as a ring prosthesis for reducing the size of the passage of a heart valve, includes a ring shaped element which...
8142495 System and a method for altering the geometry of the heart  
A system (1) for altering the geometry of a heart (100), comprising an annuloplasty ring; a set of elongate annulus-papillary tension members (21, 22, 23, 24), each of which tension members are...
8142494 Devices, systems, and methods for retaining a native heart valve leaflet  
Devices, systems and methods retain a native heart valve leaflet to prevent retrograde flow. The devices, systems, and methods employ an implant that, in use, rests adjacent a valve annulus and...
8142493 Method of heart valve repair  
Catheter based systems and methods for securing tissue including the annulus of a mitral valve. The systems and methods employ catheter based techniques and devices to plicate tissue and perform...

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