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ApplicationNo. 720556 filed on 10/02/1996
US Classes:600/37INTERNAL ORGAN SUPPORT OR SLING
ExaminersPrimary: Getzow, Scott M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
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International ClassA61F 013/00
AbstractThe present disclosure is directed to a cardiac reinforcement device (CRD) and method for the treatment of cardiomyopathy. The CRD provides for reinforcement of the walls of the heart by constraining cardiac expansion, beyond a predetermined limit, during diastolic expansion of the heart. A CRD of the invention can be applied to the epicardium of the heart to locally constrain expansion of the cardiac wall or to circumferentially constrain the cardiac wall during cardiac expansion.