*  Patent US6565603 - Mitral valve annuloplasty ring - Google Patents
... annuloplasty ring to treat mitral insufficiency by reestablishing the normal shape and contour of the mitral valve annulus. The ... substantially eliminates scarring subsequent to the annuloplasty procedure to maintain flexibility of the ring and the annulus ... A mitral valve annuloplasty ring and method for implanting a mitral valve ... leaflet is attached to the mitral valve annulus (34).. The contour of the mitral valve annulus (34) refers to the outline or ...
  http://www.google.com/patents/US6565603?dq=5958006
*  Patente US8328798 - Method for treating and repairing mitral valve annulus - Google Patentes
... a venous valve, a valve leaflet, a valvular annulus, chordae tendinae, papillary muscles, esophageal sphincter, and the like by ... Mitral regurgitation is also called 'mitral incompetence' or 'mitral insufficiency'.. For general background information, the ... The mitral valve and the tricuspid valve differ significantly in anatomy. The annulus of the mitral valve is somewhat D-shaped ... a tricuspid valve, a pulmonary valve, an aortic valve, a venous valve, a sphincter or a valvular annulus. ...
  http://www.google.es/patents/US8328798
*  Patente US20030199974 - Annuloplasty apparatus and methods - Google Patentes
... of the posterior annulus of the mitral valve or the annulus of the tricuspid valve) and reinforcement of a valve annulus. ... The anchors are adapted to anchor the implant in tissue such as the mitral or tricuspid valve annulus. The system can ... a partial ring along a portion of one of the valve annulae of a patient's heart such as the mitral or tricuspid valve annulus. ... An annuloplasty system for repairing a valve in a patient's heart comprises a surgical implant including a member having first ...
  http://www.google.es/patents/US20030199974
*  US20070255396A1 - Chrodae Tendinae Girdle - Google Patents
... gathers the chordae tendinae into a bundle to effectively shorten the chordae tendinae to resolve or reduce valve leaflet ... A girdle for surrounding the chordae tendinae of a heart valve, and a system and method for delivering the girdle. The girdle ... Valvular insufficiency may result from a dilated valve annulus, because of heart disease. Alternatively, regurgitation may be ... causing the mitral valve insufficiency. Mitral valve regurgitation may occur as the result of the leaflets being moved back ...
  https://patents.google.com/patent/US20070255396A1/en
*  Valvular heart disease - Wikipedia
Processes that lead to aortic insufficiency usually involve dilation of the valve annulus, thus displacing the valve leaflets, ... Mitral stenosis is uncommon and not as age dependent as other types of valvular disease. Mitral insufficiency can be caused by ... Stenosis of the aortic valve is characterized by a thickening of the valvular annulus or leaflets that limits the ability of ... which control the mitral valve. Mitral insufficiency is significantly associated with normal aging, rising in prevalence with ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valvular_heart_disease
*  Heart Valve Disease: Get facts on Symptoms and Treatment
... the primary diagnosis is valvular heart disease. There are several situations where this can occur. ... When the hearts valves do not work as they should, ... MVP causes the leaflets of the mitral valve to flop back into ... Valves may be the wrong size, have malformed leaflets, or have leaflets that are not attached to the annulus correctly. ... Valvular insufficiency. Also called regurgitation, incompetence or 'leaky valve', this occurs when a valve does not close ...
  https://www.medicinenet.com/heart_valve_disease/article.htm
*  US7914576B2 - Apparatus and methods for repair of a cardiac valve - Google Patents
... mechanism for selectively contracting the annuloplasty ring to restrict the valve annulus and correct valvular insufficiency. ... Each of the wing members includes at least one hook member for embedding into a cardiac wall and a valve annulus to secure the ... An apparatus for repairing a cardiac valve includes an annuloplasty ring having an expandable support member with oppositely ... In mitral valve insufficiency, the valve leaflets do not fully close and a certain amount of blood leaks back into the left ...
  https://patents.google.com/patent/US7914576B2/en
*  Mitral valve - Wikipedia
The mitral annulus is a fibrous ring that is attached to the mitral valve leaflets. Unlike prosthetic valves, it is not ... Play media There are some valvular heart diseases that affect the mitral valve. Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the valve. ... A valve prolapse can result in mitral insufficiency which is a regurgitation or backflow of blood due to the incomplete closure ... across the mitral valve. This early filling across the mitral valve is seen on doppler echocardiography of the mitral valve as ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitral_valve
*  SAPIEN XT transcatheter heart valve | Edwards Lifesciences
... severe mitral annular calcification (MAC), severe (, 3+) mitral insufficiency, or Gorlin syndrome, blood dyscrasias defined as ... valve deployment in unintended location; valve stenosis; structural valve deterioration (wear, fracture, calcification, leaflet ... Care should be exercised when sizing the native annulus or surgical valve; implanting a THV that is too small may lead to ... myocardium or valvular structures that may require intervention; pericardial effusion or cardiac tamponade; embolization ...
  https://www.edwards.com/devices/heart-valves/sapien-xt-valve
*  Patente US20040171907 - Cardiac disease treatment and device - Google Patentes
The jacket is adapted to be secured to the heart with the jacket surrounding at least the valvular annulus and the ventricular ... upper and lower ends sufficient for the jacket to surround a lower portion of the heart with the jacket surrounding a valvular ... annulus of the heart and further surrounding the lower portion to cover at least the ventricular lower extremities of the heart ... 1B and 2B). In a healthy heart H′, the leaflets MVL′ of the mitral valve MV′ are urged closed by left ventricular pressure. The ...
  http://www.google.es/patents/US20040171907?hl=es&dq=flatulence
*  US6258122B1 - Bioresorbable annuloplasty prosthesis - Google Patents
This leaves the patient with a biological and functional annular structure, resulting in improved heart valve function. ... This invention relates to heart valve annuloplasty prostheses that are fashioned of bioresorbable materials. The prostheses are ... These leaflets are roughly triangular in shape and, like the mitral valve leaflets, are attached to a fibrous ring, or annulus. ... tricuspid or aortic valve for reconstructive repair of valvular insufficiency. The indications for repair using annuloplasty ...
  https://patents.google.com/patent/US6258122
*  Feature Story | Cardiovascular Trends in 2018 - American College of Cardiology
... the treatment of aortic insufficiency and perhaps more so mitral and triscuspid valve diseases will bring new technologies." - ... whether targeting the dilated annulus, the dysfunctional chordae or the degenerated leaflets, many new devices and techniques ... Valvular Heart Disease, Atherosclerotic Disease (CAD/PAD), Anticoagulation Management and ACS, Anticoagulation Management and ... In the mitral valve space, there's great anticipation for continued advances in mitral valve repair and percutaneous mitral ...
  https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2018/03/28/14/42/feature-story-cardiovascular-trends-in-2018
*  Most recent papers with the keyword Mechanical properties of mitral valve | Read by QxMD
The mitral valve (MV) is a highly complex cardiac valve consisting of an annulus, anterior and posterior leaflets, chordae ... proper leaflet coaptation and rupture of the chordae tendineae due to disease or aging can lead to mitral valve insufficiency. ... Around 2% of the population in developed nations are affected by mitral valve disease and available valvular replacements are ... the TexMi valve. The valve recapitulates the main components of the native valve, i.e. annulus, asymmetric leaflets and the ...
  https://www.readbyqxmd.com/keyword/16705
*  Patente US20110196480 - Post-operative adjustment tool, minimally invasive attachment apparatus, and ... - Google Patentes
Mitral valve prolapse is a fairly common condition that leads over time to valvular insufficiency. In this disease, the plane ... The tricuspid valve has three leaflets: the anterior leaflet, the septal leaflet, and the posterior leaflet. Regurgitation in ... Two essential features of mitral valve repair are to fix primary valvular pathology (if present) and to support the annulus or ... often leads to mitral insufficiency (commonly referred to as ischemic mitral insufficiency). Within the scope of mitral valve ...
  http://www.google.es/patents/US20110196480
*  WO2001003608A1 - Cardiac reinforcement devices and methods - Google Patents
... cardiomyopathy and valvular insufficiency. The devices and methods are directed to constraining expansion of the heart during ... As the circumference of the valvular annulus VA increases, the leaflets of the valves TV and MV may spread apart. After a ... Device for Treating Mitral Valve Regurgitation US20060025858A1 (en) 2006-02-02. Mitral valve ring for treatment of mitral valve ... In addition to cardiac insufficiency, the enlargement of the heart H can lead to valvular disorders. ...
  https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2001003608A1/en
*  US7591826B2 - Device implantable in the coronary sinus to provide mitral valve therapy - Google Patents
... the device exerts a substantially radially inward force to the mitral valve to restore mitral valve annulus geometry. ... The device is implantable in the coronary sinus of the heart to partially encircle the mitral valve annulus. The device is ... A device, system and method provides mitral valve therapy. ... Treating valvular insufficiency US8052592B2 (en) 2005-09-27. ... sutured about the base of the valve leaflets to reshape the valve annulus and restrict the movement of the valve annulus during ...
  https://patents.google.com/patent/US7591826B2/en
*  Patent US6770083 - Surgical device for connecting soft tissue - Google Patents
1 shows a heart C with a mitral valve M having poorly opposed leaflets (M1, M2). Thus, the valve M does not shut tightly and no ... Ablation catheter system and methods for repairing a valvular annulus. US6355030. Sep 25, 1998. Mar 12, 2002. Cardiothoracic ... In a condition known as mitral insufficiency, the mitral valve does not completely shut, and does not prevent the back-flow of ... 2 shows the mitral valve before treatment.. FIG. 3 shows a mitral valve similar to FIG. 2 after treatment by suture according ...
  http://www.google.com/patents/US6770083?dq=6106459
*  Mitral Leaflet Remodeling in Dilated Cardiomyopathy | Circulation
Anatomical and biochemical studies of the mitral valve have shown normal mitral valvular tissue to be richly innervated,4 ... Mitral leaflet length was calculated as the sum of individual leaflet segments (4 for anterior leaflet [S1 to S4 from annulus ... has been attributed to ventricular remodeling leading to reduced leaflet coaptation and subsequent valvular insufficiency. The ... Increases in mitral leaflet radii of curvature with chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation. J Heart Valve Dis. 2004; 13: 772-778 ...
  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/114/1_suppl/I-518
*  Patente US20070050022 - Devices and methods for heart valve treatment - Google Patentes
... and/or plug an orifice of the valve so as to provide a coaptation surface for the valve leaflets. ... Such devices include members configured to alter the shape of a valve annulus, reposition at least one papillary muscle, ... Devices and methods for treating heart valves include members that assist the valve in closing during at least a portion of the ... Alterations in functional capacity also may cause valve insufficiency. In a normally functioning heart, the mitral valve ...
  http://www.google.es/patents/US20070050022
*  Mitral Valve Repair
Corrects for the valvular insufficiency associated with Type IIIb mitral regurgitation. *Decreased anteroposterior (AP) ... Progressive posterior flexibility allows for physiologic contractility of the mitral valve annulus during systole ... distance increases leaflet coaptation. *Asymmetric 3-D reduced P2-P3 curvature design compensates for tethered P3 segment ... Angled holder improves visualization and line-of-sight to the mitral valve ...
  https://www.edwards.com/gb/devices/annuloplasty/mitral-heart-valve-repair
*  Patent US20090264903 - Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve repair - Google Patents
... such as valvular insufficiency. Valvular insufficiency is a common cardiac abnormality where the valve leaflets do not ... placement of an Alferi stitch placed between the anterior and posterior mitral leaflets to reduce mitral valve regurgitation; ... The sutures are placed through the replacement valve 26 (. FIG. 11. ) and the valve 26 is parachuted down to the annulus. The ... The sewing cuff of the valve (for stented valves) or the inflow track of the valve (for stentless valves) is placed in intimate ...
  http://www.google.ca/patents/US20090264903
*  Patent US20060161249 - Ring-shaped valve prosthesis attachment device - Google Patents
A portion of the valve prosthesis is placed in the groove on the ring. The valve prosthesis portion in the groove is then ... In one embodiment, a method for attaching a valve prosthesis to a target tissue includes providing a ring having a portion ... A valve delivery device and method of use is provided. ... such as valvular insufficiency. Valve insufficiency is a common ... wherein the target tissue is an aortic valve annulus with valve leaflets removed. ...
  http://www.google.com/patents/US20060161249?dq=5998925
*  Patente US7758596 - Method and apparatus for circulatory valve repair - Google Patentes
... and then a fastener is inserted to co-apt the leaflets. The apparatus is particularly useful for repairing mitral valves to ... In a preferred embodiment the grasper has jaws that grasp and immobilize the leaflets, ... An apparatus for the repair of a cardiovascular valve has leaflets comprising a grasper capable of grabbing and co-apting the ... Ablation catheter system and methods for repairing a valvular annulus. US6312447. 13 Oct 1999. 6 Nov 2001. The General Hospital ...
  http://www.google.es/patents/US7758596
*  Mitral insufficiency - Wikipedia
The mitral valve apparatus comprises two valve leaflets, the mitral valve annulus, which forms a ring around the valve leaflets ... It is one of the two most common valvular heart diseases in the elderly. Mitral valve regurgitation at Mount Sinai Hospital ... mitral valve replacement and mitral valve repair. Mitral valve repair is preferred to mitral valve replacement where a repair ... Mitral insufficiency (MI), mitral regurgitation or mitral incompetence is a disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitral_insufficiency
*  Natural History, Diagnostic Approaches, and Therapeutic Strategies for Patients With Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis | JACC...
2010) Multimodal assessment of the aortic annulus diameter: implications for transcatheter aortic valve implantation. J Am Coll ... restricted leaflet motion, severe calcification, indexed valve area ≤0.6 cm2/m2, stroke volume index ,35 ml/m2) support severe ... 2004) Relation of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide to severity of valvular aortic stenosis. Am J Cardiol 94:740-745. ... Other reported predictors of death or subsequent need for AVR include age, chronic heart failure, chronic renal insufficiency, ...
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