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A medical apparatus and method suitable for remodeling a mitral valve annulus adjacent to the coronary sinus. The apparatus comprises an elongate body having a proximal region and a distal region. Each of the proximal and distal regions is dimensioned to reside completely within the vascular system. The elongate body may be moved from a first configuration for transluminal delivery to at least a portion of the coronary sinus to a second configuration for remodeling the mitral valve annulus proximate the coronary sinus. A forming element may be attached to the elongate body for manipulating the elongate body from the first transluminal configuration to the second remodeling configuration. Further, the elongate body may comprise a tube having a plurality of transverse slots therein.

Title
Medical system and method for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure
Application Number
10/66302
Publication Number
6989028 (B2)
Application Date
January 30, 2002
Publication Date
January 24, 2006
Inventor
Michael D Lesh
Mill Valley
CA, US
Matthew J Birdsall
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Randall T Lashinski
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Agent
David L Hauser
Assignee
Edwards Lifesciences
CH
IPC
A61F 2/06
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