US Patent No: 6,165,183

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Mitral and tricuspid valve repair

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A novel approach to mitral or tricuspid valve repair involves the performance of an edge-to-edge fastening/securing of opposing heart valve leaflets through a catheter entering the heart. Thus, a device is introduced including a leaflet fastener applicator through a cardiac catheter or other suitable catheter. The leaflet fastener applicator and cardiac catheter can be formed into a kit. A gripper can be used to hold the heart valve leaflets while they are fastened.

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.ST PAUL, MN177

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bergman, Darrin J Shoreview, MN 11 989
Hinnenkamp, Thomas F White Bear Lake, MN 14 983
Holmberg, William R New Richmond, WI 15 1073
Kuehn, Stephen T Woodbury, MN 7 1001
Moore, Scott D Columbia Heights, MN 5 726
Shepherd, Terry L Shoreview, MN 7 847

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