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

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PATENT NO 8460371
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The present invention relates to minimally invasive methods and apparatus for 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. In another aspect, an apparatus for performing annuloplasty includes a distal catheter portion having a sidewall defining a lumen, anchor delivery structure disposed in the lumen, and al least one anchor supported on the anchor delivery structure. The anchor delivery structure is movable from a first position wherein the anchor is disposed within the lumen, to a second position wherein the anchor is moved through an opening.

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MITRALIGN, INC.TEWKSBURY, MA29

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Hlavka, Edwin J Palo Alto, US 68 3364
Spence, Paul A Louisville, US 118 8420

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