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1. (WO2017035002) IMPLANTABLE HEART VALVE DEVICES, MITRAL VALVE REPAIR DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/035002    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/047831
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 20 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61F 2/24
Applicants: TWELVE INC.
Inventors: GIFFORD, Hanson, III
Title: IMPLANTABLE HEART VALVE DEVICES, MITRAL VALVE REPAIR DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Abstract:
A repair device (101) for repairing a native mitral valve having an anterior leaflet and a posterior leaflet between a left atrium and a left ventricle comprises a support (110) having a contracted configuration and an extended configuration, and an appendage (135), such as a flap or apron extending from the support. In the contracted configuration, the support is sized to be inserted under the posterior leaflet between a wall of the left ventricle and chordae tendineae. In the extended configuration, the support is configured to project anteriorly with respect to a posterior wall of the left ventricle by a distance sufficient to position at least a portion of the posterior leaflet toward the anterior leaflet, and the appendage is configured to extend beyond an edge of the posterior leaflet toward the anterior leaflet.