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Frederick G St Goar, James I Lin Fann, Mark E Deem, Hanson S Gifford III, Martin S Dieck, Brian B Martin, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Ferolyn T Powell: Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 7, 2003: US06629534 (556 worldwide citation)

The methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing endovascular repair of atrioventricular and other cardiac valves in the heart. Regurgitation of an atrioventricular valve, particularly a mitral valve, can be repaired by modifying a tissue structure selected from the valve leaflets, the ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Brian B Martin, Ferolyn T Powell, Alfred H Raschdorf, Troy L Thornton: Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair. Evalve, Lynn M Thompson, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 22, 2004: US06752813 (318 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for grasping, and optional repositioning and fixation of the valve leaflets to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation. Such grasping will typically be atraumatic providing a number of benefits. For example, atraum ...


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Brian B Martin, Troy L Thornton: Suture fasteners and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 23, 2006: US07048754 (219 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides apparatuses, systems, methods and kits for fastening sutures or similar devices used in medical surgical procedures. In particular, the present invention is suitable for use with percutaneous or minimally invasive procedures in which sutures are placed with catheter-ba ...


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Sylvester Lucatero, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Sandra Saenz, Larry B Rogers: Fixation device delivery catheter, systems and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Reeta K Whitney, June 5, 2007: US07226467 (132 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, methods and kits are provided for delivering interventional devices to a target location with a body. Such interventional devices particularly include fixation devices or any devices which approximate tissue, such as valve leaflets. The delivery devices and systems direct the inter ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Mark E Deem, Kent D Dell, Martin S Dieck, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Hanson S Gifford III, Brain B Martin, Ferolyn T Powell, Frederick G St Goar: Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, October 27, 2009: US07608091 (91 worldwide citation)

The methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing endovascular repair of atrioventricular and other cardiac valves in the heart. Regurgitation of an atrioventricular valve, particularly a mitral valve, can be repaired by modifying a tissue structure selected from the valve leaflets, the ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Alfred H Raschdorf Jr, Jaime E Sarabia, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Kent D Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T Powell: Fixation device and methods for engaging tissue. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, July 21, 2009: US07563267 (90 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be use ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Alfred H Raschdorf Jr, Jaime E Sarabia, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Kent D Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T Powell: Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, June 15, 2010: US07736388 (89 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be use ...


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Brian B Martin, Amy R Raatikka, Troy L Thornton, Ferolyn T Powell: Steerable access sheath and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, March 23, 2010: US07682319 (88 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides devices, systems, methods and kits for endoscopically accessing a body cavity and providing a directed pathway toward a target tissue within the cavity. The directed pathway is provided by an access sheath which is positioned in a desired configuration, generally direc ...



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