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1. (WO2017156259) SYNTHETIC CHORD FOR CARDIAC VALVE REPAIR APPLICATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156259    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021556
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61F 2/24
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/06
A61L 27/50
Applicants: LC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Inventors: LONGORIA, James
Title: SYNTHETIC CHORD FOR CARDIAC VALVE REPAIR APPLICATIONS
Abstract:
Synthetic chord devices and methods for using the same for connecting tissues are provided. Aspects of the synthetic chord devices include a first flexible connector having first and second ends. Located at the first end is an attachment element that includes a tissue piercing member coupled to a securing member. The securing member includes an elongated shape memory coil that is present in a removable sheath configured to maintain elongation of the shape memory coil. A reinforcing element is located at the second end. The devices and methods of the invention find use in a variety of applications, such as cardiac valve, e.g., mitral valve, repair.