07381181 is referenced by 45 patents and cites 298 patents.

A cardiac harness is configured to fit about a portion of a patient's heart so as to exert a compressive force on the heart during at least a portion of the cardiac cycle. The harness can be constructed of a plurality of individual modules assembled ex vivo or in vivo. The modules can have different physical characteristics, such as having different compliance, and may or may not include spring hinges. Portions of a cardiac harness can be connected to each other using a coupling mechanism such as, for example, a zip coupler.

Title
Device for treating heart failure
Application Number
10/754852
Publication Number
7381181 (B2)
Application Date
January 9, 2004
Publication Date
June 3, 2008
Inventor
Anuja Patel
San Jose
CA, US
William Hartigan
Fremont
CA, US
Lilip Lau
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton
Assignee
Paracor Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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