08974445 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 875 patents.

Mitral valve insufficiency is treated by introducing an expansible device such as a balloon bearing an ultrasonic transducer into the heart so that the transducer is positioned adjacent the mitral annulus but spaced from the mitral annulus, and actuating the transducer to heat the mitral annulus, denature collagen in the annulus and thereby shrink the annulus.

Title
Methods and apparatus for treatment of cardiac valve insufficiency
Application Number
12/684067
Publication Number
8974445 (B2)
Application Date
January 7, 2010
Publication Date
March 10, 2015
Inventor
Mano Iyer
Staten Island
NY, US
Jacques Seguin
London
GB
Yong Zou
S. Setauket
NY, US
Eugene J Jung
Nesconset
NY, US
Reinhard Warnking
E. Setauket
NY, US
Assignee
ReCor Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61N 7/00
A61B 19/00
A61B 18/00
A61B 17/22
A61B 17/00
A61N 7/02
A61B 18/04
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