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A jacket of biological compatible material has an internal volume dimensioned for an apex of the heart to be inserted into the volume and for the jacket to be slipped over the heart. The jacket has a longitudinal dimension between upper and lower ends sufficient for the jacket to surround a lower portion of the heart with the jacket surrounding a valvular annulus of the heart and further surrounding the lower portion to cover at least the ventricular lower extremities of the heart. The jacket is adapted to be secured to the heart with the jacket surrounding at least the valvular annulus and the ventricular lower extremities. The jacket is adjustable on the heart to snugly conform to an external geometry of the heart and assume a maximum adjusted volume for the jacket to constrain circumferential expansion of the heart beyond the maximum adjusted volume during diastole and to permit unimpeded contraction of the heart during systole.

Title
Cardiac disease treatment method
Application Number
9/114757
Publication Number
6085754
Application Date
July 13, 1998
Publication Date
July 11, 2000
Inventor
Hani N Sabbah
Waterford
MI, US
Clifton A Alferness
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould P C
Assignee
Acorn Cardiovascular
MN, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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