Valvuloplasty ring and prosthetic method
Multi-segmented annuloplasty ring prosthesis
Flexible cardiac valvular support prosthesis
Annuloplasty and suture rings
AbstractA fully flexible annuloplasty ring is temporarily stiffened during implantation by inserting a withdrawable stiffening wire into a lumen of the ring. The annuloplasty ring has a lumen which is able to hold the stiffener prior to and during insertion. The stiffener includes a portion extending out of the lumen which can be pulled to withdraw the stiffener once the implant has been implanted.