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Cyril J Schweich Jr, Todd J Mortier: Heart wall tension reduction apparatus and method. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, October 5, 1999: US05961440 (476 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the wall tension therein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tension member for drawing at least two walls of a heart chamber toward each other. Methods for placing the apparatus on the heart are also provided.


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Todd J Mortier, Cyril J Schweich Jr: Valve to myocardium tension members device and method. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, December 25, 2001: US06332893 (459 worldwide citation)

A device for heart valve repair including at least one tension member having a first end and second end. A basal anchor is disposed at the first end of the tension member and a secondary anchor at the second end. The method includes the steps of anchoring the basal anchor proximate a heart valve and ...


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Richard F Schroeder, Robert M Vidlund, Jason E Kalgreen, Cyril J Schweich Jr, Todd J Mortler: Methods and devices for improving mitral valve function. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, April 20, 2004: US06723038 (455 worldwide citation)

Devices and related methods for treating heart conditions, including, for example, dilatation, valve incompetencies, including mitral valve leakage, and other heart failure conditions, may operate to assist in the apposition of heart valve leaflets to improve valve function. A method for improving t ...


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Patrick M McCarthy, Cyril J Schweich Jr, Todd J Mortier, Peter T Keith, Michael J Kallok: Methods and devices for improving cardiac function in hearts. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, June 18, 2002: US06406420 (441 worldwide citation)

Various methods and devices are disclosed for improving cardiac function in hearts having zones of infarcted (akinetic) and aneurysmal (dyskinetic) tissue regions. The methods and devices reduce the radius of curvature in walls of the heart proximal infarcted and aneurysmal regions to reduce wall st ...


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Cyril J Schweich Jr, Todd J Mortier, Robert M Vidlund, Peter T Keith, Thomas M Paulson: Heart wall tension reduction apparatus and method. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, April 4, 2000: US06045497 (420 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the wall tension therein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tension member for drawing at least two walls of a heart chamber toward each other. Methods for placing the apparatus on the heart are also provided.


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Robert M Vidlund, Jason E Kalgreen, Todd J Mortier, Cyril J Schweich Jr, Richard Schroeder, David Kusz: Devices and methods for heart valve treatment. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, July 20, 2004: US06764510 (401 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for treating heart valves include members that assist the valve in closing during at least a portion of the cardiac cycle. Such devices include members configured to alter the shape of a valve annulus, reposition at least one papillary muscle, and/or plug an orifice of the valve ...


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Cyril J Schweich Jr, Todd J Mortier: Heart wall tension reduction apparatus. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, April 18, 2000: US06050936 (353 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the wall tension therein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tension member for drawing at least two walls of a heart chamber toward each other.


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Cyril J Schweich Jr, Todd J Mortier: Heart wall tension reduction apparatus. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, May 9, 2000: US06059715 (343 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the wall tension therein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tension member for drawing at least two walls of a heart chamber toward each other.


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Todd J Mortier, Cyril J Schweich Jr, Robert M Vidlund: Stress reduction apparatus and method. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, June 20, 2000: US06077214 (343 worldwide citation)

The device and method for reducing heart wall stress. The device can be one which reduces wall stress throughout the cardiac cycle or only a portion of the cardiac cycle. The device can be configured to begin to engage, to reduce wall stress during diastolic filling, or begin to engage to reduce wal ...


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Cyril J Schweich Jr, Todd J Mortier: Heart wall tension reduction apparatus and method. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, December 26, 2000: US06165119 (272 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the wall tension therein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tension member for drawing at least two walls of a heart chamber toward each other. Methods for placing the apparatus on the heart are also provided.