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Systems, methods and devices for retrograde pericardial release of a prosthetic heart valve

Date/App# patent app List of recent Heart Valve-related patents
07/17/14
20140200661
 Rapidly deployable surgical heart valves patent thumbnailRapidly deployable surgical heart valves
A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures.
07/17/14
20140200659
 Capping bioprosthetic tissue to reduce calcification patent thumbnailCapping bioprosthetic tissue to reduce calcification
A treatment for bioprosthetic tissue used in implants or for assembled bioprosthetic heart valves to reduce in vivo calcification. The method includes applying a calcification mitigant such as a capping agent or an antioxidant to the tissue to specifically inhibit oxidation in tissue.
07/17/14
20140200657
 Mitral spacer patent thumbnailMitral spacer
A heart valve implant may include a shaft and an anchor configured to be coupled to an end of the shaft. A spacer may be coupled to a portion of the shaft and comprise a plurality of individual segments including a first and at least a second individual segment.
07/17/14
20140200649
 Systems, methods and devices for retrograde pericardial release of a prosthetic heart valve patent thumbnailSystems, methods and devices for retrograde pericardial release of a prosthetic heart valve
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to stents, valved-stents, and associated methods and systems for their delivery via minimally-invasive surgery.. .
07/17/14
20140196750
 Preparation methods for transcatheter heart valve delivery systems patent thumbnailPreparation methods for transcatheter heart valve delivery systems
A delivery device for a collapsible prosthetic heart valve includes a support shaft around which a compartment is defined, an inner shaft extending through the support shaft and adapted to slide relative to the support shaft along a longitudinal axis thereof, the inner shaft having a lumen therethrough, and a distal sheath operatively connected at a distal end to the inner shaft and slidable therewith. The compartment may receive the valve in an assembled condition, and may be selectively covered and uncovered by the distal sheath.
07/10/14
20140194983
 Valve prosthesis and method for delivery patent thumbnailValve prosthesis and method for delivery
Heart valve prostheses are provided for replacing a cardiac valve. The heart valve prosthesis includes a self-expanding frame including a first portion and a second portion.
07/10/14
20140194981
 Anti-paravalvular leakage components for a transcatheter valve prosthesis patent thumbnailAnti-paravalvular leakage components for a transcatheter valve prosthesis
A valve prosthesis includes one or more anti-paravalvular leakage components coupled to a stent. The anti-paravalvular leakage component may encircle the stent and include a radially expandable control ring coupled to an unattached edge of a flexible skirt which extends the unattached skirt edge outwardly away from the stent and against the native heart valve to form an open-ended annular pocket around the stent.
07/10/14
20140194979
 Transcatheter heart valves patent thumbnailTranscatheter heart valves
A prosthetic heart valve comprises a collapsible and expandable support frame comprising a longitudinal axis. The frame comprises a first circumferential undulating structure defining an outflow end of the frame, and a second circumferential undulating structure spaced apart from the first circumferential undulating structure.
07/10/14
20140194978
 Transcatheter heart valves patent thumbnailTranscatheter heart valves
A prosthetic heart valve comprises a biological tissue valve and a collapsible and expandable support frame comprising longitudinal axis. The frame comprises an outflow circumferential structure defining an outflow end of the frame and defining a single row of expandable cells, and a circumferential undulating strut structure spaced apart from the outflow circumferential structure.
07/10/14
20140194977
 Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves patent thumbnailMethods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves
Methods and systems for delivering and deploying a prosthetic heart valve include a deployment mechanism coupled to the prosthetic heart valve, the deployment mechanism comprising a longitudinal shaft that when rotated in a first direction, expands the prosthetic heart valve from a contracted state to an expanded state, and optionally, when rotated in a second direction opposite the first direction, re-contracts the prosthetic valve from the expanded state. Embodiments of the deployment mechanism comprise a pinion gear that engages a gear track on the prosthetic heart valve..
07/10/14
20140194976
Devices and methods for heart valve repair
Devices and methods provide enhanced treatment of a cardiac valve annulus. Methods generally involve contacting an anchor delivery device with the valve annulus and releasing a plurality of coupled anchors from the anchor delivery device to secure the anchors to the annulus.
07/03/14
20140188221
Surgical heart valves adapted for post-implant expansion
A prosthetic heart valve configured to replace a native heart valve and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein is disclosed, together with methods of using same. The prosthetic heart valve may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally expanded form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon or other mechanical expander..
07/03/14
20140188220
Heart valve assemblies
An implantable prosthetic valve assembly includes a radially expandable frame including an inflow portion and a second portion. The inflow portion is configured, in an expanded state, to bear against a native cardiac annulus in a manner so as to resist migration.
07/03/14
20140188219
Post-implant expandable surgical heart valve configurations
Disclosed herein is a prosthetic heart valve, and associated methods therefore, configured to replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The prosthetic heart valve is configured to have an expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally expanded form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon or other mechanical expander..
06/26/14
20140180402
Elastomeric leaflet for prosthetic heart valves
A leaflet for a prosthetic valve formed of at least one layer that includes a composite material containing at least one expanded fluoropolymer membrane having serpentine fibrils and an elastomer is provided. The fluoropolymer may be polytetrafluoroethylene.
06/26/14
20140180400
Prosthetic valves, frames and leaflets and methods thereof
Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic heart valve leaflets of particular shapes that control bending character. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic heart valve comprises a leaflet frame having a generally tubular shape with attached film.
06/26/14
20140180399
Mesh enclosed tissue constructs
Described is a heart valve leaflet manufactured from a mesh material. The mesh material may have an ability to capture circulatory/stationary/migratory cells of the body to become biologically active.
06/19/14
20140172086
Vascular implant and delivery system
A vascular implant for replacing a native heart valve comprises a self expanding stent supporting a valve body having leaflets. The stent preferably comprises an anchoring structure configured to prevent the implant from passing through the valve annulus.
06/19/14
20140172085
Vascular implant
A vascular implant for replacing a native heart valve comprises a self expanding stent supporting a valve body having leaflets. The stent preferably comprises an anchoring structure configured to prevent the implant from passing through the valve annulus.
06/19/14
20140172083
Geometric prosthetic heart valves
Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic heart valve leaflets of particular shapes that control bending character. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic heart valve comprises a leaflet frame having a generally tubular shape with attached film.
06/19/14
20140172082
Prosthetic heart valve with leaflet shelving
Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valve leaflets of particular configurations that control bending character. In embodiments provided herein, a valve leaflet is provided with a planar zone that is bounded at a planar zone base by a straight line, wherein the leaflet is operable to bend along a base of the planar zone..
06/19/14
20140172081
Vertical coaptation zone in a planar portion of prosthetic heart valve leaflet
Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valve leaflets of a particular shape that allows redundant coaptation height in the leaflets when a planar segment is present in each leaflet.. .
06/19/14
20140172080
Truncated leaflet for heart valves
Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valves having leaflets of a particular shape that improves bending character without requiring a long length valve. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic valve comprises a leaflet frame, a plurality of leaflets coupled to the leaflet frame, where each leaflet has a free edge and a base.
06/19/14
20140172079
Planar zone in prosthetic heart valve leaflet
Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valves having leaflets of a particular shape that improves bending character without requiring a long length valve. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic valve comprises a leaflet frame, a plurality of leaflets coupled to the leaflet frame, where each leaflet has a free edge and a base.
06/19/14
20140172078
Geometric control of bending character in prosthetic heart valve leaflets
Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valves having leaflets of particular shapes that control bending character. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic valve comprises a plurality of leaflets.
06/19/14
20140172077
Multi-frame prosthetic heart valve
Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valves and systems and methods of making prosthetic valves. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic valve comprises and leaflet frame, and outer frame and a film.
06/19/14
20140172075
Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method with controlled expansion of prosthetic heart valve
A delivery system for use with a prosthetic heart valve having a stent frame to which a valve structure is attached includes a shaft assembly including a distal end, an intermediate portion, and a first coupling structure disposed near the distal end and configured to be coupled to a distal end of the prosthetic heart valve via a first tether. A sheath assembly defines a lumen sized to slidably receive the shaft assembly.
06/19/14
20140167308
Dipping mandrel with a gap
A mandrel (5) for molding polymer valve leaflets for heart valve prostheses is disclosed, including a body portion (52) including an outer surface with ridges (60) and contoured surfaces (64) corresponding to the leaflets, the upper edge of the contoured surfaces corresponding to the free upper edge of the leaflets, and the mandrel including a mandrel extension (54) above the body portion, and a gap (68) extending around the mandrel between the upper edge of the contoured surface and the mandrel extension. A process for producing these polymer valve leaflets is also disclosed by dip coating with this mandrel and re-moving the polymer film created at the gap, preferably by applying suction or blowing thereto..
06/12/14
20140163673
Prosthetic heart valve leaflet adapted for external imaging
Embodiments provided herein are related to prosthetic heart valve leaflets comprising one or more imageable elements that allow for visualization of the movement of the leaflets using imaging techniques, such as, but not limited to fluoroscopy, x-ray, ultrasound, and mri. When visualized using visualization techniques, the movement of the imageable element is directly related to the movement of the leaflet to which it is coupled, and therefore the movement of the leaflet may be determined..
06/12/14
20140163672
Transcatheter heart valves
A prosthetic heart valve comprises a biological tissue valve and a collapsible and expandable support frame having a longitudinal axis. The frame comprises an outflow circumferential structure defining an outflow end of the frame and consisting essentially row of diamond-shaded expandable cells.
06/12/14
20140163670
Prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method
A method for delivering a self-expanding prosthetic heart valve comprises positioning the prosthetic heart valve in an annulus of a native heart valve while mounted in a radially compressed state in a delivery cylinder, the delivery cylinder coupled to a distal end portion of the torque shaft, and rotating a torque shaft coupled to the delivery cylinder. Rotating the torque shaft retracts the delivery cylinder, thereby exposing the prosthetic heart valve, allowing the prosthetic heart valve to self-expand in the native valve annulus.
06/12/14
20140163669
Devices and methods for the replacement of the functioning of heart valves
A valve device is provided for implantation at the location of a natural heart valve, for replacing the functioning of the natural heart valve. The valve device includes a holding structure and a plurality of leaflets that open and close as the heart beats and pressure changes.
06/12/14
20140163667
Stentless aortic valve replacement with high radial strength
Disclosed is a stentless transluminally implantable heart valve, having a formed in place support. The formed in place support exhibits superior crush resistance when compared to conventional balloon expandable or self expandable stent based valves..
06/05/14
20140155997
Collapsible-expandable prosthetic heart valves with structures for clamping native tissue
A prosthetic heart valve is designed to be circumferentially collapsible for less invasive delivery into the patient. At the implant site the valve re-expands to a larger circumferential size, i.e., the size that it has for operation as a replacement for one of the patient's native heart valves.
06/05/14
20140155995
Prosthetic heart valve
A prosthetic heart valve having a stent, a plurality of leaflets positioned within the stent, and a suspension assembly coupled to the leaflets and the stent. The suspension assembly includes a central support structure that is spaced from the plurality of leaflets in the direction of blood flow.
06/05/14
20140155989
Synthetic chord
Synthetic chord devices and methods for using the same for connecting tissues are provided. Aspects of the synthetic chord device include a flexible cord having an attachment element at both a first and a second end, wherein each attachment element includes a piercing member coupled to a securing member that attaches the flexible cord to a first tissue.
06/05/14
20140154662
Apparatus and process for growing a heart valve in three-dimensions
The present invention relates to a heart valve and, more particularly, to a mold and process shaping and securing cells and tissue layers as they are grown in three-dimensions into a heart valve.. .
05/22/14
20140142694
Stents for prosthetic heart valves
A stented valve prosthesis for implantation within a native mitral valve having a generally tubular expandable stent structure having a first end, a second end, a central body portion having one or more openings, and a longitudinal axis. A wing portion extends outwardly from the stent structure and away from the longitudinal axis of the stent structure in an expanded deployed configuration.
05/22/14
20140142689
Device and method of treating heart valve malfunction
An assembly and method for treating heart valve malfunction typically including treating of mitral regurgitation wherein an instrument assembly includes an elongated chord movably disposed within an introductory sheath and including an anchor secured to a distal end thereof. An attendant method includes concurrently introducing the sheath and the chord into the heart chamber through an exterior wall and penetrating and passing the sheath and the chord through the anterior mitral valve leaflet.
05/22/14
20140142687
Device and method of treating heart valve malfunction
An assembly and method for treating heart valve malfunction including mitral regurgitation wherein an elongated chord is movably disposed within an introductory sheath and an anchor is secured to a distal end thereof. The sheath and the chord are introduced into the heart chamber and penetrate and pass through the anterior mitral valve leaflet and preferably through the mitral valve orifice.
05/22/14
20140142680
Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves
A delivery system for an implantable stented device having a handle with a plurality of actuation members, each actuation member connected to one or more stent attachment elements, a sheath having a proximal end attached to the handle, and a plurality of tubes extending within the sheath. The stent attachment elements extend from distal ends of the tubes.
05/22/14
20140141052
Substrate having an electron donating surface with metal particles comprising palladium on said surface
There is disclosed a substrate with an electron donating surface, characterized in having metal particles on said surface, said metal particles comprising palladium and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of gold, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, wherein the amount of said metal particles is from about 0.001 to about 8 μg/cm2. Examples of coated objects include contact lenses, pacemakers, pacemaker electrodes, stents, dental implants, rupture nets, rupture mesh, blood centrifuge equipment, surgical instruments, gloves, blood bags, artificial heart valves, central venous catheters, peripheral venous catheters, vascular ports, haemodialysis equipment, peritoneal dialysis equipment, plasmapheresis devices, inhalation drug delivery devices, vascular grafts, arterial grafts, cardiac assist devices, wound dressings, intermittent catheters, ecg electrodes, peripheral stents, bone replacing implants, orthopaedic implants, orthopaedic devices, tissue replacing implants, intraocular lenses, sutures, needles, drug delivery devices, endotracheal tubes, shunts, drains, suction devices, hearing aid devices, urethral medical devices, and artificial blood vessels..
05/15/14
20140135912
Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty
The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for performing valvuloplasty. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes an expandable braid valvuloplasty device.
05/15/14
20140135911
Prosthetic heart valve and method
A prosthetic heart valve comprises a radially crimpable and radially expandable, net-like, annular support frame and a valve assembly disposed therein, the valve assembly comprising a conduit tapering from an inlet towards an outlet thereof. Some embodiments or the support frame comprise a proximal portion and a distal portion, a diameter of the proximal portion smaller than a diameter of the distal portion.
05/08/14
20140128970
Apparatus and method for heart valve repair
A device 10 for repairing mitral valve leaflets 2, 3 includes a jaw mechanism 15 that may be positioned adjacent a mitral valve leaflet 2, 3. The jaw mechanism 15 may move between an open position and a closed position by pivoting a first jaw relative 16 to a second jaw 18.
05/08/14
20140128967
Support stent for transvalvular conduit
Miniature axial flow pumps are implanted inside the heart or major arteries to provide hemodynamic support. These pumps commonly utilize tubular blood conduit tubes to transport blood across the aortic valve.
05/08/14
20140128960
Anti thrombogenic heart valve and medical implements
Disclosed herein are heart valves made from a polymeric material, such as silicone. Specifically exemplified are heart valve embodiments made from a one or two-pieces of material, or which have low thrombogenic potential.
05/01/14
20140121766
Replacement valve and anchor
Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve.
05/01/14
20140121764
Aortic valve and conduit graft implant tool
A sizing tool for use in implanting a composite valved conduit having a prosthetic heart valve on a distal end attached to a conduit graft that extends to a proximal end. The tool includes a proximal handle and a distal shaft, a prosthetic heart valve sizer having an axis affixed to a distal end of the shaft, and a conduit graft replica having an axis mounted on the shaft proximal to the heart valve sizer.
04/24/14
20140114408
Valve prosthesis
A heart valve prosthesis and delivery systems are provided for replacing a cardiac valve. The heart valve prosthesis includes a self-expanding frame includes a portion having a crimp that provides additional flexibility to the self-expanding frame in the collapsed configuration..
04/24/14
20140114407
Methods for inhibiting stenosis, obstruction, or calcification of a stented heart valve
The present invention relates to methods for inhibiting stenosis, obstruction, or calcification of a valve following implantation of a valve prosthesis which may involve disposing a coating composition on an elastical stent and securing the valve prosthesis which may have a collapsible elastical valve mounted on the elastical stent such that the elastical stent may be in contact with the valve.. .
04/24/14
20140114406
Low profile heart valve and delivery system
Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a delivery catheter having a diameter of 21 french or less; an expandable anchor disposed within the delivery catheter; and a replacement valve disposed within the delivery catheter. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient.
04/24/14
20140114404
Transapical mitral valve repair device
Methods and devices for repairing a cardiac valve. A minimally invasive procedure includes creating an access in the apex region of the heart through which one or more instruments may be inserted.
04/24/14
20140114403
Apparatus and method for heart valve repair
A device for transcatheter gathering of tissue of a heart valve leaflet may include an elongated tube, a capture tool moveable in the tube between a retracted position and an extended position, a tissue support located within a distal portion of the tube, and a clamping member pivotable in the tube between an open position spaced from the tissue support and a closed position adjacent the tissue support. The clamping member may have a flattened clamping portion and a c-shaped portion that defines a pocket therein.
04/24/14
20140114402
Methods and devices for repairing and/or preventing paravalvular leakage post-implantation of a valve prosthesis
Devices and methods for delivering a sealing element post-implantation of valve prosthesis that functions to occlude or fill gaps present between the valve prosthesis and the native valve tissue, thereby reducing, minimizing, or eliminating leaks there through. In a first method, an injectable material is placed within a native valve sinus to form a sealing element that presses native valve leaflets against an outer surface of a heart valve prosthesis.
04/24/14
20140114395
Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same
A method of making a replacement heart valve device whereby a fragment of biocompatible tissue material is treated and soaked in one or more alcohol solutions and a solution of glutaraldehyde. The dried biocompatible tissue material is folded and rehydrated in such a way that forms a two- or three-leaflet/cusp valve without affixing of separate cusps or leaflets or cutting slits into the biocompatible tissue material to form the cusps or leaflets.
04/17/14
20140107774
Heart valve sizing ring for valve-sparing aortic root remodeling procedures
A heart valve sizing ring is disclosed. The sizing ring includes an outer ring and an inner ring configured and arranged to couple to the outer ring.
04/17/14
20140107773
Methods and devices for repair or replacement of heart valves or adjacent tissue without the need for full cardiopulmonary support
Methods and systems for endovascular, endocardiac, or endoluminal approaches to a patient's heart to perform surgical procedures that may be performed or used without requiring extracorporeal cardiopulmonary bypass. Furthermore, these procedures can be performed through a relatively small number of small incisions.
04/17/14
20140107772
Roughened cuff surface
A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end, a distal end, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end and an aortic section adjacent the distal end. A cuff having an inner surface and an outer surface is made sufficiently rough to promote tissue growth.
04/17/14
20140107770
Delivery systems and methods of implantation for replacement prosthetic heart valve
A delivery system and method for positioning and partially deploying a replacement valve at an implantation site, verifying the location of the replacement valve relative to the implantation site, and retrieving the partially deployed stent for repositioning relative to the implantation site.. .
04/17/14
20140107768
Sizing device and method of positioning a prosthetic heart valve
A sizing device for a collapsible prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent. A microelectromechanical sensor is coupled to the stent, the sensor being capable of collecting information related to the size and stiffness of tissue..
04/10/14
20140100653
Stents for prosthetic heart valves
A stented valve including a stent structure having a generally tubular body portion, an interior area, a longitudinal axis, an first end, an second end, and an outer surface; at least one outflow barb extending from the outer surface of the stent adjacent to the first end of the stent structure and toward the second end of the stent structure; at least one inflow barb extending from the outer surface of the stent adjacent to the second end of the stent structure and toward the first end of the stent structure; and a valve structure attached within the interior area of the stent structure.. .
04/10/14
20140100652
Attachment device and methods of using the same
Devices for attaching a first mass and a second mass and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. The devices can be made from an resilient, elastic or deformable materials.
04/03/14
20140094905
Prosthetic heart valve systems
A heart valve that can be expanded following its implantation in a patient, such as to accommodate the growth of a patient and the corresponding growth of the area where the valve is implanted, and to minimize paravalvular leakage. In one aspect, the invention may maximize the orifice size of the surgical valve.
04/03/14
20140094904
Retrievable heart valve anchor and method
A method for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of: endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor in an unexpanded configuration within a catheter to a vicinity of the heart valve; deploying the anchor from the catheter; expanding the anchor to contact tissue at an anchor site; and retrieving the anchor into the catheter.
04/03/14
20140094898
Bioprosthetic components for an implant, in particular partly crosslinked biological heart valves
Bioprosthetic components based on, or comprising, biological materials for implants, preferably biological heart valves, in particular biological heart valve leaflets, which have only been chemically or thermally stabilized (partly crosslinked) at mechanically stressed points and therefore have zones having different mechanical properties, and to a method for the production thereof.. .
03/27/14
20140088697
Heart valve assemblies
A heart valve assembly comprises a first prosthesis configured to expand from an unexpanded state to an expanded state at which the first annular prosthesis contacts native tissue of a body lumen. The heart valve assembly also comprises a second prosthesis comprising a valve, and a connection adapter that secures the second prosthesis to the first prosthesis, the connection adapter having a multi-lobed circumference..
03/27/14
20140088696
Prosthetic valve for replacing an atrioventricular heart valve
A prosthetic valve for replacing an atrioventricular heart valve comprises an annular body (2) on which valvular cusps are fastened and which is adapted to be inserted into a valve annulus (18) of the heart (20). The annular body has a plurality of anchor elements which are connected thereto on the ventricle side and optionally other anchor elements which are connected to the annular body on the atrium side.
03/27/14
20140088695
Valve prosthesis for replacing an atrioventricular valve of the heart
The invention relates to a valve prosthesis for replacing an atrioventricular valve of the heart, comprising an annular body (12), to which heart valve leaflets are attached and which can be inserted in the valve annulus (18) of the heart (20), and further comprising at least one anchoring part (16, 16′), which protrudes from the annular body (12) on the ventricle side and can be anchored in tissue.. .
03/27/14
20140088694
Two-part prosthetic valve system
A prosthetic valve system for replacing a native aortic valve exhibiting regurgitation comprises a support structure and a transcatheter heart valve (thv) that is separate from the support structure. The support structure is radially collapsible and expandable, and deployable on an outflow side of the native aortic valve, circumscribing the native leaflets of the aortic valve.
03/27/14
20140088693
Methods for treating a heart valve, in particular a mitral valve
An apparatus for treating a heart valve apparatus includes at least two anchoring elements designed to be anchored at the annulus and/or heart wall of the valve to be treated. Each anchoring element has a support surface.
03/27/14
20140088692
Systems and methods for replacing a native heart valve and aorta with a prosthetic heart valve and conduit
A medical device includes an expandable conduit, a prosthetic heart valve and a delivery device, including a balloon catheter. The expandable conduit may include one or more inner or outer sleeves supported by a frame or stent.
03/27/14
20140088680
Prosthesis for transcatheter valve implantation
A prosthesis having first and second prosthetic sections is disclosed. The first prosthetic section includes a stent structure that may contain a first prosthetic valve secured therein and the second prosthetic section includes an annular frame that may contain a second prosthetic valve secured therein.


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