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1. (WO2015048738) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING A REGURGITANT HEART VALVE

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/048738    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/058300
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 01 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A61F 2/24
Applicants: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
Inventors: NAVIA, Jose L.
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING A REGURGITANT HEART VALVE
Abstract:
An apparatus is provided for treating regurgitation of blood flow through a diseased heart valve, which includes an annulus, anterior and posterior valve leaflets, and a subvalvular apparatus. The apparatus includes a substantially annular support member, at least one infra-annular support member securely connected thereto, and at least one anchoring element associated with the at least one infra-annular support member. The at least one anchoring element is configured to securely receive a prosthetic chordae tendineae for attachment to a papillary muscle. The posterior end portion is dimensioned for attachment to a posterior portion of the diseased heart valve annulus. The at least one infra-annular support member is securely connected to the substantially annular support member. The at least one infra-annular support member is dimensioned to extend below at least one of the posterior and anterior valve leaflets and across or behind at least one subvalvular structure.