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A support for a natural heart valve is disclosed. The support is generally ring shaped and has a size and shape to fit against the natural heart valve annulus. First length of the support is flexible, and a second length of the support is less flexible than the first length of the support. Accordingly, when the support is implanted, the support can shape the heart valve annulus and the first length of the support allows contraction of the heart valve annulus therealong.

Title
Flexible cardiac valvular support prosthesis
Application Number
893679
Publication Number
5061277
Application Date
September 2, 1988
Publication Date
October 29, 1991
Inventor
Ernest Lane
Huntington Beach
CA, US
Alain Carpentier
Paris
FR
Agent
Michael C Schiffer
Assignee
Baxter International
IL, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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