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Publication numberCA2437824 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberCA 2437824
PCT numberPCT/US2002/003437
Publication date15 Aug 2002
Filing date5 Feb 2002
Priority date5 Feb 2001
Also published asCA2437824C, EP1363559A2, EP1363559A4, US6790231, US20020183836, US20050071000, WO2002062263A2, WO2002062263A3, WO2002062263A9
Publication numberCA 2437824, CA 2437824 A1, CA 2437824A1, CA-A1-2437824, CA2437824 A1, CA2437824A1, PCT/2002/3437, PCT/US/2/003437, PCT/US/2/03437, PCT/US/2002/003437, PCT/US/2002/03437, PCT/US2/003437, PCT/US2/03437, PCT/US2002/003437, PCT/US2002/03437, PCT/US2002003437, PCT/US200203437, PCT/US2003437, PCT/US203437
InventorsWilliam E. Cohn, John R. Liddicoat, Steven B. Woolfson, Todd F. Davenport, Richard B. Streeter
ApplicantViacor, Inc., William E. Cohn, John R. Liddicoat, Steven B. Woolfson, Todd F. Davenport, Richard B. Streeter
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Apparatus and method for reducing mitral regurgitation
CA 2437824 A1
Apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation, including a bendable elongated body (50) adapted to be inserted into the coronary sinus (30) of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet (39) of the mitral valve (36), the elongated body (50) being adjustable between a first configuration adapted to be delivered into the coronary sinus (30) and a second configuration adapted to exert a force onto the posterior annulus (33). The body (50) includes a flexible spine having a proximal end and a distal end (52), and a flexible wire (54) mounted on the spine and having a distal end fixed to the spine proximate to the distal end of the spine, and having a proximal portion (56) extending from the proximal end of the spine. Axial movement of the wire (54) causes a change in the spine from the first configuration to the second configuration to exert the force on the posterior annulus (33) and thereby reduce mitral regurgitation.
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International ClassificationA61F2/24
Cooperative ClassificationA61F2/2451
European ClassificationA61F2/24R4
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