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Paul J Thompson, Nathan T Lee: Implant delivery system with interlock. ev3 Peripheral, Merchant & Gould P C, September 23, 2003: US06623518 (480 worldwide citation)

An implant delivery system includes outer and inner elongated, flexible tubular members each having a distal and proximal end. The outer tubular member is sized to be passed through the body lumen with the distal end advanced to the deployment site and with the proximal end remaining external of the ...


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Jonathan J Langberg, Michael D Lesh, Erik van der Burg: Percutaneous mitral annuloplasty and cardiac reinforcement. ev3 Santa Rosa, Knobb Martens Olson & Bear, March 25, 2003: US06537314 (367 worldwide citation)

A mitral annuloplasty and left ventricle restriction device is designed to be transvenously advanced and deployed within the coronary sinus and in some embodiments other coronary veins. The device places tension on adjacent structures, reducing the diameter and/or limiting expansion of the mitral an ...


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Jonathan J Langberg, Michael D Lesh: Percutaneous mitral annuloplasty with hemodynamic monitoring. EV3 Santa Rosa, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 23, 2004: US06709456 (351 worldwide citation)

A minimally invasive method of performing mitral annuloplasty is disclosed. An implantable device is positioned within the coronary sinus and tightened around the mitral annulus. Mitral valve regurgitation is monitored before, during, and/or after the tightening step. An on-going drug therapy may be ...


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Rudy Mazzocchi, Timothy Claude, James Segermark: Intravascular trap and method of trapping particles in bodily fluids. ev3, Popovich & Wiles P A, August 12, 2003: US06605102 (341 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of forming a medical device and medical devices which can be formed in accordance with the method. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of a) providing a metal fabric formed of a plurality of strands formed of a metal which can be heat treated to s ...


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Paul J Thompson, Nathan T Lee: Implant delivery system with marker interlock. ev3 Peripheral, Merchant & Gould P C, November 9, 2004: US06814746 (300 worldwide citation)

An implant delivery system is disclosed. The delivery system includes an elongated member having an implant mounting location. A self-expandable implant is mounted at the implant mounting location. The implant is held in a compressed orientation by a retractable sheath. An interlock structure preven ...


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Jonathan J Langberg, Michael D Lesh, Erik van der Burg: Transluminal mitral annuloplasty. ev3 Santa Rosa, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 2, 2004: US06810882 (216 worldwide citation)

A mitral annuloplasty and left ventricle restriction device is designed to be transvenously advanced and deployed within the coronary sinus and in some embodiments other coronary veins. The device places tension on adjacent structures, reducing the diameter and/or limiting expansion of the mitral an ...


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Andrew G C Frazier, Michael D Lesh, Chad C Roue, Erik J van der Burg: Endoluminal anchor. ev3 Sunnyvale, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 8, 2004: US06746472 (202 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an anastomosis catheter, for achieving a tissue to tissue or synthetic graft to tissue attachment. The catheter includes a plurality of deployable tissue anchors, which may be laterally deployed into surrounding tissue. The anchors may be used to achieve end to end or end to side anasto ...


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Gary A Thill: Septal defect occluder. ev3, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson P A, April 22, 2003: US06551344 (198 worldwide citation)

A septal defect occluder is provided having first and second occluder panels. Each occluder panel includes a fabric support structure and fabric suspended therefrom. The occluder panels are conjoined at a plurality of discrete points which are located within an area bounded by each perimeter of the ...


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Richard S Kusleika, Daniel Adams, Kent D Anderson, Dale Nelson, Jeffrey D Santer: Distal protection devices having controllable wire motion. ev3, Popovich Wiles & O&apos Connell P A, August 10, 2004: US06773448 (196 worldwide citation)

A distal protection device for use in a body lumen. The device includes a functional element which may be a filter or an occlusive element. The device includes means for controlling the movement and placement of the functional element along a guidewire. Motion of the guidewire can be independent of ...


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Chad C Roue, Andrew G C Frazier, Michael D Lesh, Erik J van der Burg: Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart. EV3 Sunnyvale, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 30, 2004: US06712804 (194 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for closing a tissue opening such as an atrial septal defect, patent foreman ovale, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter carries a plurality of tissue anchors, which may be deployed into tissue surrounding the opening, and used to draw the ...