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John R Liddicoat, Gregory H Lambrecht, Richard B Streeter, Steven B Woolfson: Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, July 5, 2005: US06913608 (410 worldwide citation)

A novel system for performing a heart valve annuloplasty. The system involves the use of a plication band. In one embodiment, the annulus of the valve is reduced by constriction of the plication band itself. More particularly, each plication band enters the tissue at two or more points which are spa ...


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John R Liddicoat, Gregory H Lambrecht, Todd F Davenport, William E Cohn, Steven B Woolfson, Daniel C Taylor: Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio P C, August 3, 2004: US06769434 (378 worldwide citation)

A method for deploying an aortic valve prosthesis includes the steps of: making a first opening leading to the left atrium; passing the valve prosthesis through the opening and into a cardiac chamber of the left side of the heart using a first manipulation instrument; making a second opening in the ...


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John R Liddicoat, Gregory H Lambrecht, Richard B Streeter, Steven B Woolfson: Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, March 9, 2004: US06702826 (368 worldwide citation)

A novel system for performing a heart valve annuloplasty. The system involves the use of a plication band. In one embodiment, the annulus of the valve is reduced by constriction of the plication band itself. More particularly, each plication band enters the tissue at two or more points which are spa ...


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Gregory H Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore: Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices. VIACOR, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, May 24, 2005: US06896690 (323 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures with out cardiac bypass. The devices include various embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have one or more cannulae which provide acce ...


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William E Cohn, John R Liddicoat, Richard B Streeter, Daniel C Taylor, Steven B Woolfson: Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, May 10, 2005: US06890353 (243 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation, by applying a force to the wall of the coronary sinus so as to force the posterior leaflet anteriorly and thereby reduce mitral regurgitation.


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John R Liddicoat, Steven B Woolfson, Richard B Streeter, William E Cohn: Apparatus and method for reducing mitral regurgitation. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, September 14, 2004: US06790231 (241 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation, including a bendable elongated body adapted to be inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the elongated body being adjustable between a first configuration adapted to be delivered into th ...


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John R Liddicoat: Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, January 25, 2005: US06846325 (194 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic heart value assembly comprising a prosthetic heart valve and a fixation band. The fixation band comprises a tubular frame and a tube. The tubular frame comprises longitudinally-extending members having hooks on their distal ends and fixation means on proximal ends, and a stabilizing lat ...


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Richard B Streeter, Gregory H Lambrecht, John R Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Todd F Davenport: Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, February 17, 2004: US06692513 (193 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system of a patient, the apparatus including a filter to allow blood to flow therethrough and to restrict passage of debris, wherein the filter captures debris carried in a first direction of blood flow. The apparatus further includes an ...


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Daniel C Taylor, John R Liddicoat, Richard B Streeter, Steven B Woolfson, William E Cohn, Todd F Davenport, Thomas F Kordis: Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio P C, December 2, 2003: US06656221 (191 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. The apparatus is inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the apparatus being adapted to straighten the natural curvature of at least a portion of the coronary sinus in the vi ...


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John R Liddicoat, Brian Colyer Coppom, Richard B Streeter: Tissue annuloplasty band and apparatus and method for fashioning, sizing and implanting the same. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio P C, September 13, 2005: US06942694 (159 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a system used to fashion, size, and implant a tissue annuloplasty band. This system comprises (1) a device to cut tissue; (2) a device to fashion (i.e., roll, fold, bunch, etc.) the tissue into a band (i.e., the tissue annuloplasty band); and (3) a sizer that comprises an m ...