Mitral and tricuspid valve repair

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PATENT NO 6165183
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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, MN229

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bergman, Darrin J Shoreview, MN 11 1269
Hinnenkamp, Thomas F White Bear Lake, MN 11 1374
Holmberg, William R New Richmond, WI 13 1442
Kuehn, Stephen T Woodbury, MN 7 1454
Moore, Scott D Columbia Heights, MN 5 912
Shepherd, Terry L Shoreview, MN 7 1100

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7914544 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 6 2004
7981153 Biologically implantable prosthesis methods of using 23 2005
7976516 Medical device having mechanically interlocked segments 0 2005
* 2006/0006,649 Medical device having mechanically interlocked segments 1 2005
7963973 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 9 2005
7371259 Annuloplasty band and method 15 2005
* 2006/0025,856 Annuloplasty band and method 33 2005
7476247 Flexible annuloplasty prosthesis and holder 4 2006
7637944 Annuloplasty system 6 2006
8211169 Gasket with collar for prosthetic heart valves and methods for using them 22 2006
8029519 Eversion apparatus and methods 2 2006
7976556 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 2 2006
7967857 Gasket with spring collar for prosthetic heart valves and methods for making and using them 10 2007
8211124 Sealing clip, delivery systems, and methods 23 2007
8821569 Multiple component prosthetic heart valve assemblies and methods for delivering them 13 2007
9283073 Annuloplasty ring and method 0 2007
8197538 Annuloplasty prosthesis with in vivo shape identification and related methods of use 0 2007
* 2007/0299,513 Annuloplasty ring and method 14 2007
* 2007/0299,514 Annuloplasty prosthesis with in vivo shape identification and related methods of use 2 2007
8298251 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 3 2008
7972377 Bioprosthetic heart valve 22 2008
7993395 Set of annuloplasty devices with varying anterior-posterior ratios and related methods 25 2009
8795353 Holder devices for annuloplasty devices having a plurality of anterior-posterior ratios 0 2009
* 2009/0192,606 Holder Devices for Annuloplasty Devices Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 67 2009
8177836 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve repair 19 2009
7951197 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 4 2009
8518060 Medical clip with radial tines, system and method of using same 3 2009
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* 2010/0044,410 Endovascular Stapling Apparatus and Methods of Use 24 2009
8668704 Medical clip with tines, system and method of using same 0 2009
8603161 Attachment device and methods of using the same 13 2009
8353921 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 16 2010
8353092 Multiple bias surgical fastener 0 2011
8500802 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 15 2011
8211131 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 1 2011
8349003 Suture locking assembly and method of use 12 2011
8460373 Method for implanting a heart valve within an annulus of a patient 12 2011
8747463 Methods of using a prosthesis fixturing device 1 2011
8961598 Set of annuloplasty devices with varying anterior-posterior ratios and related methods 1 2011
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8968338 Thorascopic heart valve repair method and apparatus 0 2010
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7559936 Cardiac devices and methods for percutaneous repair of atrioventricular valves 11 2003
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* 2004/0059,351 Methods and apparatus for atrioventricular valve repair 81 2003
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ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (5)
7214180 Method for cardiac restraint 25 2003
* 7264587 Endoscopic subxiphoid surgical procedures 53 2003
* 2004/0111,101 Endoscopic subxiphoid surgical procedures 29 2003
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Sharp Corporation (1)
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CARDIO TECHNOLOGIES (1)
8721665 Method and apparatus for circulatory valve repair 12 2012
 
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7824367 Drainage catheter with locking hub 4 2005
* 2007/0078,385 Drainage catheter with locking hub 4 2005
9233226 Drainage catheter with pig-tail straightener 0 2006
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7740608 Locking drainage catheter with rotatable lever handle and release tool 6 2006
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8876820 Surgical clamp 1 2010
8636754 Clip applicator 1 2010
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7740640 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 5 2004
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7678132 Systems and methods for treating septal defects 2 2006
8579936 Centering of delivery devices with respect to a septal defect 0 2010
8758401 Systems and methods for treating septal defects 0 2011
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6945957 Valve treatment catheter and methods 67 2002
* 7799038 Translumenal apparatus, system, and method 10 2006
* 7963974 Tissue fasteners and related endoluminal surgical devices 0 2006
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8523886 Device for fastening tissue layers 0 2011
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