US Patent Application No: 2004/0172,046

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Method and apparatus for performing catheter-based annuloplasty using local plications

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The present invention relates to a minimally invasive method of performing annuloplasty. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for performing annuloplasty includes creating a first plication in the tissue near a mitral valve of a heart, using at least a first plication element, and creating a second plication in the tissue near the mitral valve such that the second plication is substantially coupled to the first plication.

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MITRALIGN, INC.TEWKSBURY, MA16

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hlavka, Edwin J Palo Alto, CA 73 2216
Spence, Paul A Louisville, KY 149 5020

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