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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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Thomas D Egan, Daniel C Taylor: Suture guide and fastener. Axya Medical, McDermott Will & Emery, January 16, 2001: US06174324 (252 worldwide citation)

A suture guide and fastener includes a suture retaining device which orients and secures one or more suture strands therein and receives energy applied to the strands to bond them within the suture retaining device. The fastener becomes integral with the bonded sutures and may be made of a material ...


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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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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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Steven B Woolfson, Richard B Streeter, Daniel C Taylor, John R Liddicoat: Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue. Medtronic, Kagan Binder PLLC, August 29, 2006: US07097659 (173 worldwide citation)

A fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue, the fixation band comprising: a structure having a proximal end and a distal end in opposition to one another, and a lateral region between the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the prosthetic heart valve is attached to one of t ...


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Steven B Woolfson, Richard B Streeter, Daniel C Taylor, William E Cohn: Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve. Medtronic, Kagan Binder PLLC, April 10, 2007: US07201761 (147 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for resecting a diseased heart valve, the apparatus comprising: a body portion; a first handle and a second handle; a cutting blade; a set of retaining arms; a pass-off tool having a first attachment device configured to selectively engage the first handle attached to the body portion so a ...


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John R Liddicoat, Daniel C Taylor, Richard B Streeter, Steven B Woolfson, William E Cohn, Todd F Davenport: Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, March 6, 2007: US07186264 (108 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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Daniel C Taylor, William E Cohn, John R Liddicoat, Steven B Woolfson, Todd F Davenport, Richard B Streeter, Thomas F Kordis, Jonathan Rourke: Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. Pandiscio & Pandiscio, July 10, 2007: US07241310 (47 worldwide citation)

A method and device for reducing mitral regurgitation. An elongated body is positioned in a coronary sinus of a patient in a vicinity of a heart mitral valve posterior leaflet. The body is adapted to straighten a natural curvature of at least a portion of the coronary sinus in the vicinity of the po ...


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Jonathan Rourke, John R Liddicoat, Daniel C Taylor, William E Cohn: Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, October 24, 2006: US07125420 (29 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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Steven B Woolfson, Richard B Streeter, Daniel C Taylor, John R Liddicoat: Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, November 3, 2009: US07611535 (28 worldwide citation)

A fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue having proximal and distal annular portions positionable relative to one another, the proximal and distal annular portions each having a proximal and distal sides, the proximal side of the distal annular portion and the distal side of t ...