Surgical device for connecting soft tissue

  • US 6,461,366 B1
  • Filed: 03/10/2000
  • Issued: 10/08/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/12/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for percutaneously attaching valve leaflets, said method comprising:

  • percutaneously introducing a device through a patient'"'"'s vasculature into a heart chamber;

    capturing a first valve leaflet;

    capturing a second valve leaflet separately from the first valve leaflet;

    drawing the first and second captured leaflets together; and

    attaching the first valve leaflet to the second valve leaflet.

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