Patent Number: 6,332,863

Title: Heart wall tension reduction kit

Abstract: An apparatus for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the wall tension therein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tension member for drawing at least two walls of a heart chamber toward each other. Methods for placing the apparatus on the heart are also provided.

Inventors: Schweich, Jr.; Cyril J. (St. Paul, MN), Mortier; Todd J. (Minneapolis, MN)

Assignee: Myocor, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/12 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61M 31/00 (20060101); A61F 002/00 (); A61B 017/12 (); A61M 031/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018