US 11,653,910 B2
Helical anchor implantation
Gil Hacohen, Ramat Gan (IL); Yossi Gross, Moshav Mazor (IL); and Tal Reich, Moshav Moledet (IL)
Assigned to CARDIOVALVE LTD., Or Yehuda (IL)
Filed by CARDIOVALVE LTD., Or Yehuda (IL)
Filed on Jul. 28, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/875,589.
Application 17/875,589 is a continuation of application No. 16/680,739, filed on Nov. 12, 2019, granted, now 11,426,155.
Application 16/680,739 is a continuation of application No. 15/691,032, filed on Aug. 30, 2017, granted, now 10,512,456, issued on Dec. 24, 2019.
Application 15/691,032 is a continuation of application No. 14/689,608, filed on Apr. 17, 2015, granted, now 9,763,657, issued on Sep. 19, 2017.
Application 14/689,608 is a continuation of application No. 13/811,308, granted, now 9,017,399, issued on Apr. 28, 2015, previously published as PCT/IL2011/000582, filed on Jul. 21, 2011.
Application 13/811,308 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/840,463, filed on Jul. 21, 2010, granted, now 9,132,009, issued on Sep. 15, 2015.
Application 12/840,463 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/033,852, filed on Feb. 24, 2011, granted, now 8,992,604, issued on Mar. 31, 2015.
Application 13/033,852 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/840,463, filed on Jul. 21, 2010, granted, now 9,132,009, issued on Sep. 15, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/492,449, filed on Jun. 2, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2022/0378410 A1, Dec. 1, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61F 2/24 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/0401 (2013.01) [A61F 2/2409 (2013.01); A61F 2/2418 (2013.01); A61F 2/2436 (2013.01); A61F 2/2457 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00243 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0441 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0464 (2013.01); A61F 2/243 (2013.01); A61F 2/2412 (2013.01); A61F 2/2427 (2013.01); A61F 2/2466 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0016 (2013.01); A61F 2230/005 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0041 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
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1. A method, for use at a mitral valve of a heart of a subject, the method comprising:
advancing a transluminal sheath into a femoral vein of the subject, through an inferior vena cava of the subject, into a right atrium of the subject, and transseptally into a left atrium of the subject;
advancing a distal end of a surrounding-sheath, having an anchor disposed therein, via a distal end of the transluminal sheath, into a left ventricle of the subject via a commissure of the mitral valve;
while the distal end of the surrounding-sheath is in the left ventricle, pulling the surrounding-sheath proximally with respect to the anchor to expose the anchor;
while the distal end of the surrounding-sheath is in the left ventricle, encircling mitral valve tissue that is within the left ventricle, by helically wrapping the anchor around the mitral valve tissue; and
subsequently, extracting the surrounding-sheath from the heart.