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1. (WO2018106482) ADJUSTABLE ARM DEVICE FOR GRASPING TISSUES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/106482    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/063498
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 29 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 17/08
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/122
A61B 17/128
A61F 2/24
A61B 17/29
Applicants: EVALVE, INC.
Inventors: ABUNASSAR, Chad J.
BARBARINO, Casey
LEE, Benjamin L.
Title: ADJUSTABLE ARM DEVICE FOR GRASPING TISSUES
Abstract:
The present disclosure relates to repair devices configured for use in fixing or approximating tissues, such as cardiac valve tissues and particularly the leaflets of a regurgitant mitral valve. The repair device includes a shaft (140), a pair of proximal elements (116) pivotally coupled to the shaft and extending from the shaft, and a pair of distal elements (118) pivotally coupled to the shaft and extending from the shaft. The proximal and distal elements are configured so that targeted tissue can be grasped therebetween. The distal elements and/or the proximal elements include adjustable arms (117, 119) that can be extended and retracted to adjust the length of the gripping elements to provide more effective grasping of targeted tissues.