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7758639 Mitral valve device using conditioned shape memory alloy  
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...
7740656 Implantable heart valve prosthetic devices having intrinsically conductive polymers  
A heart valve sewing prosthesis including an intrinsically conductive polymer. The invention includes annuloplasty rings and bands, and sewing rings or cuffs for prosthetic heart valves. Some...
7722668 Cardiac valve implant with energy absorbing material  
Methods and devices are provided for support of a body structure. The devices can be adjusted within the body of a patient in a minimally invasive or non-invasive manner such as by applying energy...
7717954 Device and method for treatment of mitral insufficiency  
A device for treatment of mitral annulus dilatation comprises an elongate body having two states. In a first of these states the elongate body is insertable into the coronary sinus and has a shape...
7713298 Methods for treating cardiac valves with adjustable implants  
Methods and devices are provided for support of a body structure. The devices can be adjusted within the body of a patient in a minimally invasive or non-invasive manner such as by applying energy...
7704269 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair  
The methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing endovascular repair of atrioventricular and other cardiac valves in the heart. Regurgitation of an atrioventricular valve,...
7699891 Method and system for treatment of regurgitating heart valves  
A system and process for correction of regurgitation of heart valves. With mitral valves in particular, the anterior leaflet is advanced through use of a D-plasty patch and a narrow annuloplasty...
7699892 Minimally invasive procedure for implanting an annuloplasty device  
A method for modifying a heart valve annulus includes placing a purse string suture at a puncture site adjacent a heart valve, inserting at least one delivery member through the puncture site,...
7695510 Annuloplasty device having shape-adjusting tension filaments  
A system for treating mitral valve regurgitation includes a tensioning device having a flexible annuloplasty ring, a plurality of anchoring members and a tensioning filament attached to the...
7691143 Annuloplasty ring holder  
An annuloplasty ring holder including a head having an upper surface and an annuloplasty ring receiving surface facing opposite the upper surface. The annuloplasty ring holder also includes means...
7691144 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus  
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...
7674286 Annular prosthesis for a mitral valve  
An annular prosthesis for a mitral valve that may include a posterior half-ring and an anterior half-ring coupled to each other on a first transverse plane which defines a maximum width section of...
7674287 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...
7655040 Cardiac valve annulus reduction system  
A catheter-based, annulus reduction device and system for cardiac valve repair and method of using the same. The system is usable for treating mitral valve regurgitation and comprises a catheter,...
7637944 Annuloplasty system  
An annuloplasty system including an annuloplasty prosthesis and a holder for the prosthesis.
7608102 Focused compression mitral valve device and method  
A mitral valve therapy device and method treats dilated cardiomyopathy. The device is configured to be placed in the coronary sinus of a heart adjacent to the mitral valve annulus. The device...
7608103 Mitral valve annuloplasty ring having a posterior bow  
A mitral heart valve annuloplasty ring having a posterior bow that conforms to an abnormal posterior aspect of the mitral annulus. The ring may be generally oval having a major axis and a minor...
7591826 Device implantable in the coronary sinus to provide mitral valve therapy  
A device, system and method provides mitral valve therapy. The device is implantable in the coronary sinus of the heart to partially encircle the mitral valve annulus. The device is elongated, is...
7575595 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...
7527646 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...
7507252 Adjustable transluminal annuloplasty system  
A medical apparatus and method for remodeling a mitral valve annulus adjacent to the coronary sinus includes an elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end. The elongate body is movable...
7503931 System and method to effect the mitral valve annulus of a heart  
An assembly for effecting the condition of a mitral valve annulus includes a mitral valve therapy device, a coupling structure carried by the device, a catheter, a second coupling structure, and a...
7503932 Mitral valve annuloplasty device with vena cava anchor  
The present invention relates to a medical device and uses thereof that supports or changes the shape of tissue near a vessel in which the device is placed. The present invention is particularly...
7500989 Devices and methods for percutaneous repair of the mitral valve via the coronary sinus  
Devices and methods for treating mitral regurgitation by reshaping the mitral annulus in a heart. One preferred device for reshaping the mitral annulus is provided as an elongate body having...
7452376 Flexible, non-planar annuloplasty rings  
An annuloplasty ring (for use as a heart valve prosthesis) has a non-planar shape and different lateral flexibilities at different points as one proceeds annularly around the ring. These different...
7452375 Body lumen device anchor, device and assembly  
An anchor anchors a therapeutic device having an elongated body within a body lumen. The anchor includes a fixation member carried on the device which is adjustable from a first configuration that...
7427291 Tissue annuloplasty band and apparatus and method for fashioning, sizing and implanting the same  
This invention relates to a system used to fashion, size, and implant a tissue annuloplasty band. This system comprises (1) a device to cut tissue; (2) a device to fashion (i.e., roll, fold,...
7404824 Valve aptation assist device  
An apparatus including a tether, and an aptation device coupled to the tether at a position corresponding to a location to contact cusps of an atrioventricular valve during systole, wherein the...
7396364 Cardiac valve implant with energy absorbing material  
Methods and devices are provided for support of a body structure. The devices can be adjusted within the body of a patient in a minimally invasive or non-invasive manner such as by applying energy...
7377940 Implantable prosthesis  
An annuloplasty band comprising a sheath, and a generally arcuate stiffening element disposed within the sheath. The stiffening element extends from a first end to a second end, and preferably...
7374572 Method for helping improve operation of a heart valve  
A method for helping improve operation of a heart valve includes implanting an apparatus at an annulus of a heart valve, such that one or more leaflets of the patient's heart valve the can move...
7367991 Conformal tricuspid annuloplasty ring and template  
An annuloplasty ring having a three-dimensional discontinuous form generally arranged about an axis with two free ends that are axially offset. The ring is particularly suited for repair of the...
7364588 Device, assembly and method for mitral valve repair  
A mitral valve therapy device effects the condition of a mitral valve annulus of a heart. The device includes an elongated member dimensioned to be placed in the coronary sinus of the heart...
7361190 Adjustable cardiac valve implant with coupling mechanism  
Methods and devices are provided for support of a body structure. The devices can be adjusted within the body of a patient in a minimally invasive or non-invasive manner such as by applying energy...
7357815 Dynamically adjustable implants and methods for reshaping tissue  
Tissue shaping methods and devices are provided. The devices can be adjusted within the body of a patient in a less invasive or non-invasive manner, such as by applying energy percutaneously or...
7351260 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...
7351259 Device, system and method to affect the mitral valve annulus of a heart  
A device for modifying the shape of a mitral valve annulus. In one embodiment, the device includes a connector disposed between first and second anchors, the first and second anchors each adapted...
7347870 Device for shrinking or reinforcing the heart valvular orifices  
A device for shrinking and/or reinforcing the heart valve orifices includes a thick link (1) made of a bioresorbable, soft and curved material. It is secured at one of its ends to at least a thin...
7329280 Methods of implanting a mitral valve annuloplasty ring to correct mitral regurgitation  
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. A posterior...
7314485 Mitral valve device using conditioned shape memory alloy  
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...
7296577 Transluminal mitral annuloplasty with active anchoring  
A medical apparatus and method for remodeling a mitral valve annulus adjacent to the coronary sinus includes an elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end. The elongate body is movable...
7297150 Implantable devices for controlling the internal circumference of an anatomic orifice or lumen  
An implantable device is provided for controlling the internal circumference of an anatomic orifice or lumen. The implantable device has an adjustable member configured to adjust the dimensions of...
7294148 Annuloplasty ring for mitral valve prolapse  
A mitral annuloplasty ring that has an outward and an upward posterior bow. The ring defines a closed, modified oval shape with a minor-major axis dimension ratio of between about 3.3:4 to 4:4....
7291168 Methods and devices for heart valve treatments  
The present invention is a group of medical devices designed to improve heart valve function. The medical devices may be used individually, or in combination to supplement damaged valves, replace...
7276079 Implant with an annular base  
The implant has an annularly bent base, whereby the imagined surface enclosed by the base is bent. Preferably the surface enclosed by the base is a symmetrical. It is particularly advantageous if...
7270676 Mitral valve therapy device, system and method  
An assembly and method for effecting the condition of a mitral valve annulus of a heart includes a guide wire configured to be fed into the coronary sinus of the heart, and a mitral valve annulus...
7241310 Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation  
A method and device for reducing mitral regurgitation. An elongated body is positioned in a coronary sinus of a patient in a vicinity of a heart mitral valve posterior leaflet. The body is adapted...
7226477 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair  
A medical device for treating a defective heart valve. The medical device comprises a delivery sheath and an implantable device moveably disposed within the delivery sheath. The implantable device...
7220277 Prosthesis for annuloplasty comprising a perforated element  
A prosthesis for annuloplasty comprising a laminar or tubular element having a plurality of apertures along at least one portion. Preferably, the shape, dimensions, and arrangements of the...
7211110 Diagnostic kit to assist with heart valve annulus adjustment  
A diagnostic device for determining the amount of change required in a coronary sinus to reduce valve regurgitation. The device includes a distal tube having a distal anchor at a distal end...

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