Patent Number: 6,332,893

Title: Valve to myocardium tension members device and method

Abstract: A device for heart valve repair including at least one tension member having a first end and second end. A basal anchor is disposed at the first end of the tension member and a secondary anchor at the second end. The method includes the steps of anchoring the basal anchor proximate a heart valve and anchoring the secondary anchor at a location spaced from the valve such that the chamber geometry is altered to reduce heart wall tension and/or stress on the valve leaflets.

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

Assignee: Myocor, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/24 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 002/24 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018