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A method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. The apparatus is inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the apparatus being adapted to straighten the natural curvature of at least a portion of the coronary sinus in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, whereby to move the posterior annulus anteriorly and thereby improve leaflet coaptation and reduce mitral regurgitation.

Title
Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function
Application Number
10/112354
Publication Number
7186264 (B2)
Application Date
March 29, 2002
Publication Date
March 6, 2007
Inventor
Todd F Davenport
Andover
MA, US
William E Cohn
Chestnut Hill
MA, US
Steven B Woolfson
Boston
MA, US
Richard B Streeter
Winchester
MA, US
Daniel C Taylor
Brighton
MA, US
John R Liddicoat
Sewickley
PA, US
Agent
Pandiscio & Pandiscio
Assignee
Viacor
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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