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Adjustable, flexible suture rings, tricuspid and tricuspid annuloplasty rings having internal drawstrings that emerge from the rings on the annular faces so that the drawstring knots are out of the bloodstream, the drawstrings being contained in clearly marked channels, the mitral ring having a curved semi-flexible stiffener member in the anterior segment to maintain intertrigonal distance during implantation are disclosed.

Title
Annuloplasty and suture rings
Application Number
826405
Publication Number
5674279
Application Date
June 29, 1995
Publication Date
October 7, 1997
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 2/24
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