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Various methods and devices are disclosed for improving cardiac function in hearts having zones of infarcted (akinetic) and aneurysmal (dyskinetic) tissue regions. The methods and devices reduce the radius of curvature in walls of the heart proximal infarcted and aneurysmal regions to reduce wall stress and improve pumping efficiency. The inventive methods and related devices include splinting of the chamber wall proximal the infarcted region and various other devices and methods including suture and patch techniques.

Title
Methods and devices for improving cardiac function in hearts
Application Number
9/422328
Publication Number
6406420 (B1)
Application Date
October 21, 1999
Publication Date
June 18, 2002
Inventor
Michael J Kallok
New Brighton
MN, US
Peter T Keith
St. Paul
MN, US
Todd J Mortier
Minneapolis
MN, US
Cyril J Schweich Jr
St. Paul
MN, US
Patrick M McCarthy
Hunting Valley
OH, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
US
Assignee
Myocor
MN, US
IPC
A61F 1/00
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