Method and apparatus for circulatory valve repair

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APP PUB NO 20010005787A1
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An apparatus for the repair of a cardiovascular valve has leaflets comprising a grasper capable of grabbing and co-apting the leaflets of the valve. In a preferred embodiment the grasper has jaws that grasp and immobilize the leaflets, and then a fastener is inserted to co-apt the leaflets. The apparatus is particularly useful for repairing mitral valves to cure mitral regurgitation.

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THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORKNEW YORK, NY1203

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Allen, William Stratford, CT 41 1649
Lemole, Gerald M Huntingdon Valley, PA 19 1398
Levin, Howard R Teaneck, NJ 149 13977
Lotvin, Alan Upper Saddle River, NJ 9 892
Oz, Mehmet C Cliffside Park, NJ 18 1033
Umana, Juan P New York, NY 9 892

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