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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve repair apparatus and methods. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans L, September 28, 2004: US06797002 (425 worldwide citation)

Valve repair apparatus and methods for ensuring proper coaptation and operation of the leaflets of a heart valve. Main aspects of the disclosure relate to devices including a support member configured for attachment to the heart valve annulus, a post extending from the support member away from the p ...


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Mark Ortiz, Randy Whedon, Paul A Spence: Annuloplasty devices and related heart valve repair methods. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans L, July 16, 2002: US06419696 (344 worldwide citation)

Devices for repairing and replacing a heart valve in various embodiments, the devices include at least first and second support rings connected together in a coiled configuration to abut opposite sides of a valve annulus. A replacement valve may be secured to the coil-shaped device. Various alternat ...


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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans L, October 30, 2001: US06309417 (249 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for replacing a heart valve within a vessel. The apparatus includes a replacement heart valve and a plurality of commisure stabilizers connected to the commisures of the heart valve in a removable manner. The commisure stabilizers position and stabilize the commisures in the pr ...


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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans L, April 26, 2005: US06883522 (168 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for replacing a heart valve within a vessel. The apparatus includes a replacement heart valve and a plurality of commisure stabilizers connected to the commisures of the heart valve in a removable manner. The commisure stabilizers position and stabilize the commisures in the pr ...


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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve repair apparatus and methods. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans L, January 23, 2007: US07166126 (77 worldwide citation)

Valve repair apparatus and methods for ensuring proper coaptation and operation of the leaflets of a heart valve. Main aspects of the disclosure relate to devices including a support member configured for attachment to the heart valve annulus, a post extending from the support member away from the p ...


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Mark Ortiz, Paul A Spence: Implantable heart assist devices and methods. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans L, October 26, 2004: US06808483 (36 worldwide citation)

Heart support and assist devices for supporting and assisting the pumping action of the heart. Various embodiments include mesh support devices, devices using straps, spiral-shaped devices, catheter-based devices and related methods.


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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve repair apparatus and methods. Paul A Spence, Kevin G Rooney, Wood Herron & Evans, May 1, 2003: US20030083742-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

Valve repair apparatus and methods for ensuring proper coaptation and operation of the leaflets of a heart valve. Main aspects of the disclosure relate to devices including a support member configured for attachment to the heart valve annulus, a post extending from the support member away from the p ...


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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans, June 3, 2004: US20040106990-A1

Apparatus and methods for replacing a heart valve within a vessel. The apparatus includes a replacement heart valve and a plurality of commisure stabilizers connected to the commisures of the heart valve in a removable manner. The commisure stabilizers position and stabilize the commisures in the pr ...


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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve repair apparatus and methods. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans, May 6, 2004: US20040088047-A1

Valve repair apparatus and methods for ensuring proper coaptation and operation of the leaflets of a heart valve. Main aspects of the disclosure relate to devices including a support member configured for attachment to the heart valve annulus, a post extending from the support member away from the p ...


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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans, March 14, 2002: US20020032480-A1

Apparatus and methods for replacing a heart valve within a vessel. The apparatus includes a replacement heart valve and a plurality of commisure stabilizers connected to the commisures of the heart valve in a removable manner. The commisure stabilizers position and stabilize the commisures in the pr ...