Implantable device and delivery system for reshaping a heart valve annulus

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PATENT NO 10548731
APP PUB NO 20180228610A1
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Systems, devices and methods related to various heart valve implants and for delivery of those implants are described. The implants may be used to re-size a native valve annulus or to replace a native heart valve. The implants include a re-sizable frame having angled struts. The implant is secured to tissue with anchors that can rotate without axial advancement to engage tissue while drawing the implant closer to the tissue. Collars are used to decrease the angle between struts of a frame to contract the implant. The implants can include a rotatable shaft, such as a threaded shaft, located internally to an axially translatable collar. Rotation of the shaft transmits force to the collar to cause the collar to translate axially, closing the angle of adjacent struts and decreasing the width of the implant and thus of the annulus. The implants can be delivered, secured and contracted via a catheter. The implants are repositionable and retrievable via catheter.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INCONE SCIMED PLACE MAPLE GROVE MN 55311-1566

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brown, Nathan D Santa Rosa, US 3 101
Bruner, Kenny D Windsor, US 1 0
Glenn, Richard Santa Rosa, US 16 170
Kristoffersen, Kristian Redding, US 8 32
Lashinski, Randall Windsor, US 34 2392
Lee, Michael J Santa Rosa, US 96 4144
Macaulay, Patrick E Windsor, US 28 3961
Rust, Matthew Windsor, US 61 2422
Savage, Padraig J Santa Rosa, US 2 0

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