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, MA26

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hlavka, Edwin J Palo Alto, CA 63 2897
Spence, Paul A Louisville, KY 114 7103

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8,460,371 Method and apparatus for performing catheter-based annuloplasty using local plications 4 2003
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8,951,285 Tissue anchor, anchoring system and methods of using the same 9 2005
8,864,822 Devices and methods for introducing elements into tissue 9 2007
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9,370,424 Method to reduce mitral regurgitation by cinching the commissure of the mitral valve 0 2013
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9,358,112 Method and apparatus for catheter-based annuloplasty using local plications 0 2013
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9,265,608 Implant having multiple rotational assemblies 0 2014
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