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The present disclosure is directed to a cardiac reinforcement device (CRD) and method for the treatment of cardiomyopathy. The CRD provides for reinforcement of the walls of the heart by constraining cardiac expansion, beyond a predetermined limit, during diastolic expansion of the heart. A CRD of the invention can be applied to the epicardium of the heart to locally constrain expansion of the cardiac wall or to circumferentially constrain the cardiac wall during cardiac expansion.

Title
Cardiac reinforcement device
Application Number
720556
Publication Number
6165121
Application Date
August 18, 1999
Publication Date
December 26, 2000
Inventor
Clifton A Alferness
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould P C
Assignee
Acorn Cardiovascular
MN, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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