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1. (WO2017035314) TREATMENTS FOR MITRAL VALVE INSUFFICIENCY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/035314    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048573
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61F 2/24
A61B 17/00
Applicants: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Inventors: ROWE, Stanton, J.
LEE, Jinny
CORSO, Philip P., Jr.
CHAU, Mark
HAUSER, David, L.
Title: TREATMENTS FOR MITRAL VALVE INSUFFICIENCY
Abstract:
The present disclosure concerns embodiments of an implantable device that are used to treat an insufficient heart valve that has been previously treated by implantation of a fixation device or an Alfieri stitch that is secured to opposing portions of the native leaflets. In one representative embodiment, an implantable device for remodeling a native mitral valve having two native leaflets and a fixation device or an Alfieri stitch secured to respective free edges of the leaflets is configured to be coupled to the fixation device or Alfieri stitch and apply a remodeling force to the native mitral valve that draws the native leaflets toward each other to promote coaptation of the leaflets.