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7179291 Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function  
A method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. The apparatus is inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the apparatus...
7160322 Implantable cardiac prosthesis for mitigating prolapse of a heart valve  
An apparatus helps improve operation of a heart valve. The apparatus includes an arcuate base portion having a central axis and a buttress extending from the base portion axially relative to the...
7101395 Method and apparatus for tissue connection  
A tissue connecting device is provided. The device comprise an elongate delivery device having a lumen, a proximal end, and a distal end. The distal end is configured to engage tissue and advance...
7090695 Method for treatment of mitral insufficiency  
A method for treatment of mitral annulus dilatation comprises reducing the circumference of the mitral valve annulus. The method further comprises inserting an elongate body into the coronary...
7077861 Annuloplasty instrument  
A device for repairing a heart valve comprises an implantation instrument. The implantation instrument comprises a first support ring, and a second support ring connected to said first support...
7070618 Mitral shield  
A valve shield comprising a shaped sheet of material adapted to be affixed to the annulus of a valve and adapted to extend over at least a portion of at least one leaflet of the valve so as to...
7063722 Method of implanting a self-molding annuloplasty ring  
A method of implanting a resilient self-molding annuloplasty ring including stretching it to an expanded diameter and attaching it to a heart valve annulus, then permitting the ring to contract to...
7044967 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...
7037334 Method and apparatus for catheter-based annuloplasty using local plications  
The present invention relates to a minimally invasive method of performing annuloplasty. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for performing annuloplasty includes accessing a...
6989028 Medical system and method for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure  
A medical apparatus and method suitable for remodeling a mitral valve annulus adjacent to the coronary sinus. The apparatus comprises an elongate body having a proximal region and a distal region....
6976995 Fixed length anchor and pull mitral valve device and method  
A device effects the mitral valve annulus geometry of a heart. The device includes first and second anchors configured to be positioned within the coronary sinus of the heart adjacent the mitral...
6966926 Mitral valve therapy assembly and method  
An assembly for effecting the condition of a mitral valve of a heart includes a mitral valve therapy device, a guide wire, and a guide tube. The mitral valve therapy device is configured to...
6962605 Minimally-invasive annuloplasty repair segment delivery template and system  
An annuloplasty repair segment and template for heart valve annulus repair. The elongate flexible template may form a distal part of a holder that also has a proximal handle. Alternatively, the...
6921407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus  
Clips of a self-closing type are used in annuloplasty procedures. Each clip is generally U-shaped with two end points separated from each other when it is constrained to be in an open...
6913608 Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair  
A novel system for performing a heart valve annuloplasty. The system involves the use of a plication band. In one embodiment, the annulus of the valve is reduced by constriction of the plication...
6908478 Anchor and pull mitral valve device and method  
A device, system, and method effects mitral valve annulus geometry of a heart. The device includes a first anchor configured to be positioned within and fixed to the coronary sinus of the heart...
6908482 Three-dimensional 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...
6869444 Low invasive implantable cardiac prosthesis and method for helping improve operation of a heart valve  
An apparatus for helping improve operation of a heart valve includes a generally arcuate base and a buttress extending generally from at least a portion of the base. The apparatus can be...
6805710 Mitral valve annuloplasty ring for molding left ventricle geometry  
An annuloplasty ring for correcting maladies of the mitral annulus that not only reshapes the annulus but also reconfigures the adjacent left ventricular muscle wall. The ring may be continuous...
6790231 Apparatus and method for reducing mitral regurgitation  
Apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation, including a bendable elongated body adapted to be inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral...
6786924 Annuloplasty band and method  
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...
6749630 Tricuspid 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...
6726716 Self-molding annuloplasty ring  
The resilient self molding annuloplasty ring which may be enlarged prior to implantation to facilitate implantation within a dilated or otherwise incompetent valve annulus having sufficient...
6709456 Percutaneous mitral annuloplasty with hemodynamic monitoring  
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...
6706065 Endoluminal ventricular retention  
A left ventricle restriction device is designed to be transvenously advanced and deployed within the coronary sinus and in some embodiments other coronary veins. The device places tension on...
6689164 Annuloplasty device for use in minimally invasive procedure  
A device, particularly useful for reconstructing heart valves, that includes: an implant having an elongate, deformable structure so that it can assume an elongate shape for insertion into the...
6669725 Annuloplasty ring for regeneration of diseased or damaged heart valve annulus  
An improved, non-resorbable annuloplasty ring that will provide support for the valve annulus while also promoting healing and/or regeneration of the annulus tissue is disclosed. Healing and/or...
6656221 Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function  
A method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. The apparatus is inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the apparatus...
6569198 Mitral or tricuspid valve annuloplasty prosthetic device  
A prosthetic device inserted into a blood vessel decreases the severity of valve regurgitation during ventricular contraction. The prosthetic device reduces the circumference of the valve annulus,...
6565603 Mitral valve annuloplasty ring  
A mitral valve annuloplasty ring and method for implanting a mitral valve annuloplasty ring to treat mitral insufficiency by reestablishing the normal shape and contour of the mitral valve...
6537314 Percutaneous mitral annuloplasty and cardiac reinforcement  
A mitral annuloplasty and left ventricle restriction device is designed to be transvenously advanced and deployed within the coronary sinus and in some embodiments other coronary veins. The device...
6524338 Method and apparatus for stapling an annuloplasty band in-situ  
Apparatus and method for stapling a prosthesis in-situ includes an adjustable annuloplasty band and a positioning instrument for holding and positioning the band in a heart valve annulus. The...
6511507 Article with biocompatible coating  
A coating composition is provided comprising hyaluronic acid or a salt thereof and a blocked polyisocyanate in a solvent comprising water. A method is provided for preparing the coating on a...
6419695 Cardiac prosthesis for helping improve operation of a heart valve  
An apparatus for helping improve operation of a heart valve includes a generally annular base and a buttress extending generally axially from and inwardly relative to an arc portion of the base....
6416548 Antimicrobial annuloplasty ring having a biodegradable insert  
This invention provides an antimicrobial annuloplasty rings, and methods for making the same, wherein the annuloplasty rings have a desired degree of initial rigidity to facilitate ease of...
6416549 Antithrombogenic annuloplasty ring having a biodegradable insert  
This invention provides an antithrombogenic annuloplasty rings, and methods for making the same, wherein the annuloplasty rings have a desired degree of initial rigidity to facilitate ease of...
6368348 Annuloplasty prosthesis for supporting an annulus of a heart valve  
An annuloplasty prosthesis for supporting an annulus of a heart valve includes a substrate material over which a covering of a biocompatible and biological tissue material is applied. The...
6348068 Multi-filament valve stent for a cardisc valvular prosthesis  
A prosthetic cardiac valvular member of flexible material includes a flexible stent member which may be either attached to the cardiac valvular member or molded therein. The stent member is formed...
6332893 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...
6258122 Bioresorbable annuloplasty prosthesis  
This invention relates to heart valve annuloplasty prostheses that are fashioned of bioresorbable materials. The prostheses are eventually resorbed by the patient, during which time regenerated...
6250308 Mitral valve annuloplasty ring and method of implanting  
A mitral valve annuloplasty ring and method for implanting a mitral valve annuloplasty ring to treat mitral insufficiency by reestablishing the normal shape and contour of the mitral valve...
6231602 Aortic annuloplasty ring  
An infra-annular annuloplasty prosthesis is disclosed including a flexibly semi-rigid frame, a portion of which is shaped to conform to the scalloped configuration of the normal circumference of...
6187040 Mitral and tricuspid annuloplasty rings  
Flexible annuloplasty ring having internal close coiled helical spring embodied, inter alia, in a mitral ring having a curved semi-flexible stiffener member in the anterior segment to maintain...
6183512 Flexible annuloplasty system  
A design and method of implantation is disclosed for a flexible annuloplasty system for repairing a valve in a patient's heart. The annuloplasty system includes an elongate, flexible band with a...
6159240 Rigid annuloplasty device that becomes compliant after implantation  
A band-shaped annuloplasty device (e.g., C- or D-shaped ring) that is relatively rigid during handling and implantation and becomes relatively complaint after implantation. Preferably, the device...
6143024 Annuloplasty ring having flexible anterior portion  
An annuloplasty ring is provided for implanting about a mitral valve. The annuloplasty ring includes a first, generally rigid section and a second, generally flexible section. The rigid section is...
6102945 Separable annuloplasty ring  
A support ring for a natural human heart valve includes a first ring portion having opposite terminal ends and a second ring portion having opposite terminal ends. An interconnector extends...
5895419 Coated prosthetic cardiac device  
The present invention includes a metallic coating on portions of the prosthesis to enhance the overall acceptability of the implantable device or fabric/sutures used to implant the prosthesis. The...
5888240 Distensible annuloplasty ring for surgical remodelling of an atrioventricular valve and nonsurgical method for post-implantation distension thereof to accomodate patient growth  
The distensible annuloplasy ring which may be enlarged, in situ, by application of dilatory pressure by way of a balloon or other dilating apparatus. The distensible annuloplasy ring of the...
5843177 Apparatus for attaching a handle to an annuloplasty ring implantation device  
An apparatus for manipulating an annuloplasty ring implantation device during implantation includes an elongated handle having a proximal end for grasping by a surgeon and a distal end. A locking...

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