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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 (630 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 (356 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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Grace Y Schulz, Gerri Chatelain, Mark E Deem, Ferolyn T Powell: Large volume atherectomy device. Devices For Vascular Intervention, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, November 17, 1998: US05836957 (150 worldwide citation)

A side-cutting atherectomy catheter with a housing containing a tissue-removal means, a window on one side, and a large volume inflatable support on the opposite side. The large volume inflatable support has a maximum diameter larger than the diameter of the cutter housing, generating a greater degr ...


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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 (128 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 device and methods for engaging tissue. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, July 21, 2009: US07563267 (119 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 (117 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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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 (117 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, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, July 21, 2009: US07563273 (100 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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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, February 2, 2010: US07655015 (80 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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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: Leaflet suturing. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, July 13, 2010: US07753923 (77 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 ...