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9180006 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...
9023099 Prosthetic mitral valve and delivery method  
A valve prosthesis and methods for implanting the prosthesis are provided. The prosthesis generally includes a self-expanding frame and two or more engagement arms. A valve prosthesis is sutured...
9011529 Mitral annuloplasty rings with sewing cuff  
Annuloplasty rings optimally sized to take into account more of the common degenerative valve pathologies. Each ring has a structural ring body with a shape that complies with predicted shapes of...
9011520 Tissue anchor for annuloplasty device  
Apparatus for use with an implant configured to be coupled to cardiac tissue of a patient, the apparatus including: a tissue anchor including: a distal tissue coupling element configured to couple...
9011528 Flexible annuloplasty prosthesis  
A flexible annuloplasty prosthesis for repairing a heart valve having a valve annulus. The annuloplasty prosthesis comprises a flexible body defining an exterior of the prosthesis formed of a...
9005279 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...
8992606 Prosthetic device for repairing a mitral valve  
Prosthetic band, in particular for repairing a mitral valve, comprising an elongate band made of a flexible material for the fixation of artificial cords, and including a plurality of separable...
8992607 Prosthetic anatomical device with sewing cuff flange and anti-rotation feature  
A prosthetic anatomical device, such as, for example an annuloplasty prosthesis, is disclosed in which the prosthesis comprises a generally annular core and a cover surrounding the core, with at...
8986376 Device and a method for augmenting heart function  
A device, a kit and a method are presented for permanently augmenting the pump function of the left heart. The basis for the presented innovation is an augmentation of the physiologically up and...
8979925 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...
8974525 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...
8968395 Prosthetic insert for treating a mitral valve  
A prosthetic insert member for improving the function of a mitral valve is disclosed. The insert member is configured for insertion between leaflets of mitral valve. The insert member has an...
8961596 Method and apparatus for tricuspid valve repair using tension  
Apparatus is provided, including a radially-expandable percutaneous implant, a tissue anchor, and a connecting element shaped so as to provide an annular loop surrounding a proximal portion of the...
8961598 Set of annuloplasty devices with varying anterior-posterior ratios and related methods  
Described is a set of at least two annuloplasty devices having a particular size that corresponds to an inter-trigonal or inter-commissural distance of a heart valve annulus, wherein the at least...
8961597 Percutaneous transvalvular intraannular band for mitral valve repair  
Mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation can be treating by implanting in the mitral annulus a transvalvular intraannular band. The band has a first end, a first anchoring portion located...
8956406 Transvalvular intraanular band and chordae cutting for ischemic and dilated cardiomyopathy  
Mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation can be treating by implanting in the mitral annulus a transvalvular intraannular band. The band is positioned so that it extends transversely across...
8945211 Tissue plication device and method for its use  
A device for treating mitral regurgitation including an anchor which features one or more reinforcing bars, ribbon and suture.
8940043 Aortic bands  
A method of testing the performance of a collapsible prosthetic heart valve includes wrapping an aortic band around an outer surface of a portion of an aorta, fastening a first end portion of the...
8932350 Reduced dehiscence annuloplasty ring  
A prosthetic remodeling annuloplasty ring for use in tricuspid or mitral valve repairs to provide support after annuloplasty surgery. The annuloplasty ring includes a relatively rigid core...
8926695 Segmented ring placement  
Apparatus is provided for repairing a valve of a patient, the valve including an annulus and at least first and second leaflets. The apparatus includes at least a first discrete segment and a...
8920493 Systems and methods for holding annuloplasty rings  
Holders for releasably holding annuloplasty rings prior to and during the implantation of the rings employ any of a variety of features relating to such things as holder shape, handle attachment...
8915960 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...
8900295 Prosthetic valve with ventricular tethers  
A prosthetic valve assembly and method of implanting same is disclosed. The prosthetic valve assembly includes a prosthetic valve formed by support frame and valve leaflets, with one or more...
8888844 Heart valve implant  
A method according to one embodiment may include providing a heart valve implant including an anchor capable of engaging coronary tissue, a shaft coupled to said anchor, and a valve body coupled...
8876897 Implantable prosthetic valves and methods relating to same  
In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a prosthetic valve is provided. The prosthetic valve includes an annulus, a pair of leaflets, and a pair of support elements. The...
8864822 Devices and methods for introducing elements into tissue  
Systems, devices and methods for securing tissue including the annulus of a mitral valve. The systems, devices and methods may employ catheter based techniques and devices to plicate tissue and...
8858623 Implant having multiple rotational assemblies  
Apparatus is provided, comprising (1) an annuloplasty structure, shaped to define a perimeter, and configured to be disposed at the annulus of the native valve of the patient; (2) a first...
8858622 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...
8845723 Systems and methods for introducing elements into tissue  
Systems, devices and methods for securing tissue including the annulus of a mitral valve. The systems, devices and methods may employ catheter based techniques and devices to plicate tissue and...
8814932 Annuloplasty ring with piercing wire and segmented wire lumen  
An annuloplasty device having an expandable member, a plurality of lobes, and a piercing wire is herein disclosed. In some embodiments, the lobes extend radially outwardly from the expandable...
8808371 Post-operative adjustment tool, minimally invasive attachment apparatus, and adjustable tricuspid ring  
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...
8784482 Method of reshaping a heart valve annulus using an intravascular device  
Devices, systems, and methods employ an implant that is sized and configured to attach in, on, or near the annulus of a dysfunctional heart valve. In use, the implant extends either across the...
8784483 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 diseased heart valve includes an annulus, anterior and posterior valve leaflets, and a...
8778021 Post-operative adjustment tool, minimally invasive attachment apparatus, and adjustable tricuspid ring  
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...
8764821 Degenerative vavlular disease specific annuloplasty ring sets  
Annuloplasty rings optimally sized to take into account more of the common degenerative valve pathologies. Each ring has a structural ring body with a shape that complies with predicted shapes of...
8747463 Methods of using a prosthesis fixturing device  
Devices for fixturing a prosthesis to a first mass and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. Complementary fixturing devices and methods of making and using the same are also...
8734507 Device and method for improving function of 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 first flange unit being connected to...
8734506 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...
8721718 Systems and methods for valve annulus remodeling  
Systems and methods for remodeling the annulus of a valve are disclosed. At least some embodiments disclosed herein are useful for resizing the mitral valve annulus in a safe and effective way....
8673001 Methods for controlling the internal circumference of an anatomic orifice or lumen  
A method for controlling the circumference of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural orifice or lumen which is either too large or too small....
8672998 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...
8663249 Automatic suturing apparatus and methods of use  
An automatic suturing apparatus comprises triggers that activate suturing and securing of the tissue of a patient. An automatic suturing apparatus also comprises triggers that activate suturing...
8663322 Device and method for improving function of 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 first flange unit being connected to...
8647254 Epicardial clip  
An epicardial clip for reshaping the annulus of the mitral valve of a heart. The epicardial clip includes a curved member having an anterior segment configured to be positioned in the transverse...
8641727 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...
8632588 Mitral valve cerclarge annuloplasty appratus and method thereof  
A mitral cerclage annuloplasty apparatus comprises a tissue protective device and a cap device having a cerclage suture disposed within a first protective tube and a second protective tube, the...
8608797 Mitral valve treatment techniques  
Apparatus (20) is provided for treating mitral valve regurgitation, including a band (30) having distal and proximal ends, the band (30) adapted to be placed: around between 90 and 270 degrees of...
8591576 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), adapted for forming a link between...
8579967 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...
8574290 Mitral valve ring for treatment of mitral valve regurgitation  
An active bodily ring having a housing adapted to be sutured to a bodily component and a loop disposed in the housing, the loop capable of actively expanding and compressing during the bodily...

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