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1. (WO2016059639) LEAFLET-RESTRAINING TECHNIQUES

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/059639    International Application No.:    PCT/IL2015/051027
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 15 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A61F 2/24
Applicants: VALTECH CARDIO LTD.
Inventors: GROSS, Amir
REICH, Tal
HERMAN, Yaron
IFLAH, Ehud
BRAUON, Haim
KUTZIK, Meir
IAMBERGER, Meni
Title: LEAFLET-RESTRAINING TECHNIQUES
Abstract:
Apparatus, comprising: (i) a catheter (64); (ii) an implant (100), comprising a flexible longitudinal member (102), and a linking member (104) that extends from a first linking site (106a) of the longitudinal member to a second linking site (106b) of the longitudinal member, the implant having: (a) a delivery state in which the longitudinal member is coaxial with the catheter, and at least a portion of the linking member is disposed alongside the longitudinal member, and (b) an implanted state in which a first distance between the first linking site and the second linking site, measured along the longitudinal member, is greater than a second distance between the first linking site and the second linking site, measured along the linking member; and (iii) a plurality of tissue anchors (46), slidable through the catheter and with respect to the longitudinal member. Other embodiments are also described.