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Michael J Girard: Cardiac constraint with tension indicator. Acorn Cardiovascular, Merchant & Gould P C, January 16, 2001: US06174279 (124 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating congestive heart disease and related cardiac complications such as valvular disorders and includes a constraining device placed on the heart. The constraining device is a jacket of flexible material of knit construction defining a volume between an open upper end ...


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Girard Michael J: Cardiac constraint with tension indicator. Acorn Cardiovascular, DAIGNAULT Ronald A, March 29, 2001: WO/2001/021099

A method and apparatus for treating congestive heart disease and related cardiac complications such as valvular disorders and includes a constraining device placed on the heart. The constraining device is a jacket of flexible material of knit construction defining a volume between an open upper end ...