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9011531 Method and apparatus for repairing a mitral valve  
A method for repairing a mitral valve, the method comprising: positioning a crossing guidewire across the mitral valve, the crossing guidewire passing through the annulus of the mitral valve at a...
9011530 Partially-adjustable annuloplasty structure  
Apparatus and methods are described including an annuloplasty structure configured for implantation along an annulus of an atrioventricular valve of a heart of a subject. The structure includes 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...
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...
8992605 Device and method for reducing mitral valve regurgitation  
In one embodiment, the present invention provides a prosthesis that can be implanted within a heart to at least partially block gaps that may be present between the two mitral valve leaflets. In...
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...
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...
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...
8956407 Methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus using a tensioning implant  
Implants or systems of implants 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 coapt. The...
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.
8945210 Implantable devices for controlling the internal circumference of an anatomic orifice or lumen  
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....
8940044 Closure element for use with an annuloplasty structure  
Apparatus and methods are described including an implant structure configured to treat a native atrioventricular valve of a patient, the implant structure including a sleeve having a lumen and at...
8926697 Closed band for percutaneous annuloplasty  
An implantable structure includes a flexible sleeve, having first and second sleeve ends, and a contracting assembly, which is configured to longitudinally contract the sleeve, and includes a...
8926696 Adjustable annuloplasty devices and adjustment mechanisms therefor  
Apparatus is provided including an implant structure (22, 122, 1122), a rotatable structure (2900) coupled to the implant structure (22, 122, 1122) in a vicinity of a first portion thereof, and a...
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...
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...
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...
8864823 Methods and apparatus for controlling the internal circumference of an anatomic orifice or lumen  
An implantable device is provided for controlling shape and/or size of an anatomical structure or lumen. The implantable device has an adjustable member configured to adjust the dimensions of the...
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...
8821570 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...
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...
8784484 Adjustable annuloplasty ring support  
A support for an adjustable annuloplasty ring generally includes a body and a groove. The body has a first end, a second end and an outer surface. The body may also include an inner surface...
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...
8758372 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...
8747462 Corkscrew annuloplasty device  
An annuloplasty device includes a plurality of corkscrew anchors. The annuloplasty device further includes a core wire extending along the length of the device and at least one corkscrew wire...
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...
8728155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction  
The present invention comprises a novel and safer mechanism of deployment using a self-positioning, self-centering, and self-anchoring method. To embody the present invention, a disk-based valve...
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...
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...
8579968 Adjustable tricuspid ring  
Annuloplasty rings reduce or eliminate tricuspid regurgitation and/or tricuspid annulus dilation. An adjustable annuloplasty device includes a ring body having a first free end and a second free...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...

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