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An apparatus for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the wall tension therein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tension member for drawing at least two walls of a heart chamber toward each other. Methods for placing the apparatus on the heart are also provided.

Title
Heart wall tension reduction apparatus and method
Application Number
778277
Publication Number
5961440
Application Date
September 18, 1997
Publication Date
October 5, 1999
Inventor
Todd J Mortier
Minneapolis
MN, US
Cyril J Schweich Jr
St. Paul
MN, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L
Assignee
Myocor
MN, US
IPC
A61F 1/00
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