06629534 is referenced by 606 patents and cites 21 patents.

The methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing endovascular repair of atrioventricular and other cardiac valves in the heart. Regurgitation of an atrioventricular valve, particularly a mitral valve, can be repaired by modifying a tissue structure selected from the valve leaflets, the valve annulus, the valve chordae, and the papillary muscles. These structures may be modified by suturing, stapling, snaring, or shortening, using interventional tools which are introduced to a heart chamber. Preferably, the tissue structures will be temporarily modified prior to permanent modification. For example, opposed valve leaflets may be temporarily grasped and held into position prior to permanent attachment.

Title
Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair
Application Number
9/544930
Publication Number
6629534 (B1)
Application Date
April 7, 2000
Publication Date
October 7, 2003
Inventor
Ferolyn T Powell
San Francisco
CA, US
Kent D Dell
Redwood City
CA, US
Eric A Goldfarb
San Francisco
CA, US
Sylvia Wen Chin Fan
San Francisco
CA, US
Brian B Martin
Boulder Creek
CA, US
Martin S Dieck
Cupertino
CA, US
Hanson S Gifford III
Woodside
CA, US
Mark E Deem
Mountain View
CA, US
James I Lin Fann
Portola Valley
CA, US
Frederick G St Goar
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
US
Assignee
Evalve
CA, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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