Retrieval devices for anchored cardiovascular sensors

  • US 7,890,186 B2
  • Filed: 12/05/2006
  • Issued: 02/15/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A retrieval device configured to retrieve a cardiac anchoring device from a position deployed in a wall of an organ within a patient, the retrieval device comprising:

  • a retrieval head comprising a proximal end region, a distal end, and a plurality of grasping hooks extending from the distal end;

    a ribbon attached to the proximal end region of the retrieval head, wherein the ribbon is configured to extend from a retrieval location within a patient to a location outside of the patient; and

    wherein the grasping hooks are configured to engage a proximal ring of a proximal anchor, wherein the retrieval head further comprises a distal ring near the distal end, a proximal retrieval head ring, and a plurality of helical legs extending between the proximal retrieval head ring and the distal ring, and wherein the grasping hooks extend distally from the distal ring.

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