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Adjustable, flexible suture 2ings, mitral and tricuspid annuloplasty 2ings having internal drawstrings that emerge from the 2ings on the annular faces so that the drawstring knots are out of the bloodstream, the drawstrings being contained in clearly marked channels, the mitral 2ing having a curved semi-flexible stiffener member in the anteri/r segment to maintain intertrigonal distance during implantati/n are disclosed.

Title
Annuloplasty and suture rings
Application Number
826405
Publication Number
5306296
Application Date
August 21, 1992
Publication Date
April 26, 1994
Inventor
Donald P Elliott
Denver
CO, US
John T M Wright
Conifer
CO, US
Agent
Harold R Patton
Reed A Duthler
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/78
A61F 2/24
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