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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
623200110 Combined with surgical tool 352
623200360 Annuloplasty device 189
623200120 Flexible leaflet 184
623200380 Annular member for supporting artificial heart valve 37
623200200 Having rigid or semirigid pivoting occluder 13
623200420 Specific material for heart valve 9
623200340 Having rigid or semirigid translating occluder 1
20090076600Medical device suitable for use in treatment of a valve - A medical device (03-19-2009
20090204222KNEE PROSTHESIS SYSTEM WITH AT LEAST A FIRST TIBIAL PORTION ELEMENT (A TIBIAL INSERT OR TIBIAL TRIAL) AND A SECOND TIBIAL PORTION ELEMENT (A TIBIAL INSERT OR TIBIAL TRIAL), WHEREIN EACH OF THE FIRST TIBIAL PORTION ELEMENT AND THE SECOND TIBIAL PORTION ELEMENT HAS A DIFFERENT SLOPE - One embodiment of the present invention relates to a knee prosthesis system with at least a first tibial portion element (a tibial insert or a tibial insert trial) and a second tibial portion element (a tibial insert or a tibial insert trial), wherein each of the first tibial portion element and the second tibial portion element has a different slope. Another embodiment of the present invention relates to a method of implanting a knee prosthesis, wherein the method utilizes at least a first tibial portion element (a tibial insert or a tibial insert trial) and a second tibial portion element (a tibial insert or a tibial insert trial), wherein each of the first tibial portion element and the second tibial portion element has a different slope.08-13-2009
20130046385TIBIAL IMPLANT BASE - An orthopedic prosthesis includes a tibial implant and a tibial insert. The tibial implant includes an upper surface, a medial side, a lateral side and a first locking structure provided on the upper surface where the medial side and the lateral side of the tibial implant are defined by a medial-lateral midline. The tibial insert includes a second locking structure provided on its bottom surface. The first and second locking structures are configured for engaging each other along an engagement direction vector when the tibial insert is inserted into the tibial base towards the posterior side. The engagement direction vector is angled away from the medial-lateral midline of the tibial implant towards the medial side of the tibial implant by a predetermine angle.02-21-2013
20090306787TRIAL COUPLER SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Embodiments of the present invention provide a trial coupler system for use in preparing a patient for an implant. Certain embodiments provide a system including a coupling device (12-10-2009
20130166038SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING DEEPER KNEE FLEXION CAPABILITIES FOR KNEE PROSTHESIS PATIENTS - Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities, more physiologic load bearing and improved patellar tracking for knee prosthesis patients. Such systems and methods include (i) adding more articular surface to the antero-proximal posterior condyles of a femoral component, including methods to achieve that result, (ii) modifications to the internal geometry of the femoral component and the associated femoral bone cuts with methods of implantation, (iii) asymmetrical tibial components that have an unique articular surface that allows for deeper knee flexion than has previously been available, (iv) asymmetrical femoral condyles that result in more physiologic loading of the joint and improved patellar tracking and (v) modifying an articulation surface of the tibial component to include an articulation feature whereby the articulation pathway of the femoral component is directed or guided by articulation feature.06-27-2013
20100100191Tibial Tray Having a Reinforcing Member - A knee joint prosthesis can include a tibial component that can have a tibial tray. The tibial tray can include a platform-like tray that defines a superior surface and an inferior surface. The platform-like tray can have a tray perimeter and a raised wall formed on the inferior surface. The raised wall can be offset inboard relative to the tray perimeter. Porous material can be disposed on the inferior surface of the platform-like tray at a location generally between the raised wall and the tray perimeter.04-22-2010
20080275566Femoral hip stem explant system - A femoral hip stem explant system has an alignment body which is attached to two locations of a femoral bone and has several lockable collet type adjustment features to set the shaft of a reamer or end mill exactly in coincidence with the femoral bone cavity axis. The shaft of the end mill or reamer is supported by a sleeve member, which is inserted into a drill guide central aperture. The drill guide aperture is adjusted first and locked to be in line with the femoral bone cavity. Each of the sleeve members has the same mating outer diameter, which fits into the drill guide central aperture. Accordingly, the sleeve members can be interchanged into the drill guide aperture with shafts of differently sized reamers or end mills.11-06-2008
20130218284TIBIAL BASEPLATE ASSEMBLY FOR KNEE JOINT PROSTHESIS - Apparatus for reconstructing a joint, the apparatus comprising: 08-22-2013
20100217401ANTIBIOTIC DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING AN INFECTED SYNOVIAL JOINT DURING RE-IMPLANTATION OF AN ORTHOPEDIC PROSTHESIS - An antibiotic delivery system including an intramedullary stem that is adapted to be removably mounted into a medullary canal of a bone. The stem includes a body having an inlet adapted to be in fluid communication with a source of liquid-borne antibiotic and a plurality of outlets disposed along the stem. A channel extends between the inlet and the plurality of outlets for delivering a fluid-borne antibiotic from the inlet to the plurality of outlets so as to distribute the antibiotic along the medullary canal in a controlled fashion. A method of treating an infected joint during a two-stage re-implantation of an orthopedic implant is also disclosed.08-26-2010
20090187251MODULAR BONE IMPLANT, TOOLS, AND METHOD - Modular bone implants, means of assembly, and their method of use are presented.07-23-2009
20120041564ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANTS AND METHODS - There is provided a tibial component comprising: a tibial tray with an inferior side; and a support member connected to the inferior side of the tibial tray, the support member having a stem portion, the support member further comprising at least one opening. In one embodiment, the at least one opening is constructed and arranged to receive a sawblade or an osteotome. In another embodiment, the at least one opening is comprised of solid material but is radio-lucent. In yet another embodiment, the at least one opening is comprised of solid material and is frangible.02-16-2012
20120059484MODULAR BONE IMPLANT, TOOLS, AND METHOD - Modular bone implants, means of assembly, and their method of use are presented.03-08-2012
20130131820TIBIAL BASEPLATE WITH ASYMMETRIC PLACEMENT OF FIXATION STRUCTURES - An orthopaedic knee prosthesis is provided including a tibial baseplate component having a distal, bone-contacting surface with one or more fixation structures extending distally therefrom, in which the fixation structures are asymmetrically arranged within the baseplate periphery.05-23-2013
20100076548Prosthetic Heart Valve Configured to Receive a Percutaneous Prosthetic Heart Valve Implantation - The invention 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 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 non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.03-25-2010
20100161041ADJUSTABLE REPAIR CHORDS AND SPOOL MECHANISM THEREFOR - A method is provided, including implanting, at an intraventricular site of a ventricle of a patient, a spool coupled to a first end portion of a longitudinal member, and coupling a second end portion of the longitudinal member to a portion of tissue facing a lumen of the ventricle. Other embodiments are also described.06-24-2010
20130035758Apparatus 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. At least one linking element includes a central branch and two curved side branches, one of which is designed to be engaged on the support surface of an anchoring element, while the other is designed to be engaged on the support surface of another anchoring element, the linking element then being designed to be pivoted to a position such that the anchoring elements interconnect and in which the ends of the central branch are located in the vicinity of the support surfaces.02-07-2013
20130035757MINIMALLY INVASIVE REPAIR OF HEART VALVE LEAFLETS - A method of repairing a heart valve provides intravascular access for repair of a heart valve through a ventricular trans-septal approach. An external guide catheter can be inserted through a vein of a patient into the right ventricle via the right atrium. An internal guide catheter can be inserted through the external guide and can provide access to the septum for a puncture tool to create an opening through the septum to the left ventricle. The internal guide can then be advanced into the left ventricle and used to guide a deployment catheter that deploys a repair device onto the heart valve.02-07-2013
20130041458METHOD OF IN SITU FORMATION OF TRANSLUMENALLY DEPLOYABLE HEART VALVE SUPPORT - A method of implanting a prosthetic valve within the heart comprises translumenally advancing a prosthetic valve comprising an inflatable structure to a position proximate a native valve of the heart. A first chamber of the inflatable structure is inflated and then, independently, a second chamber of the inflatable structure is inflated.02-14-2013
20130073030Prosthetic Valve - In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a valve prosthesis for attachment to a native valve complex of a subject. The prosthesis is configured to assume a compressed delivery state and an uncompressed implantation state. The prosthesis includes a support frame, which is shaped so as to define an upstream inlet having upstream-most portions that are tapered in an upstream direction toward a central longitudinal axis of the prosthesis when the prosthesis assumes the compressed delivery state, and a flexible prosthetic heart valve component, coupled to the support frame. Other embodiments are also described.03-21-2013
20090270980Methods and Devices for Improving Mitral Valve Function - The various aspects of the invention pertain to devices and related methods for treating heart conditions, including, for example, dilatation, valve incompetencies, including mitral valve leakage, and other similar heart failure conditions. The devices and related methods of the present invention operate to assist in the apposition of heart valve leaflets to improve valve function. According to one aspect of the invention, a method improves the function of a valve of a heart by placing an elongate member transverse a heart chamber so that each end of the elongate member extends through a wall of the heart, and placing first and second anchoring members external the chamber. The first and second anchoring members are attached to first and second ends of the elongate member to fix the elongate member in a position across the chamber so as to reposition papillary muscles within the chamber. Also described herein is a method for placing a splint assembly transverse a heart chamber by advancing an elongate member through vasculature structure and into the heart chamber.10-29-2009
20110301698METHOD FOR GUIDE-WIRE BASED ADVANCEMENT OF A ROTATION ASSEMBLY - A method is provided including coupling a tissue-engaging element to a first portion of cardiac tissue of a heart of a patient and advancing toward the tissue-engaging element an adjustment mechanism along at least one guide member that is removably coupled to the tissue-engaging element. The adjustment mechanism engages a first portion of a first flexible longitudinal member. A second portion of the first flexible longitudinal member is coupled to a second portion of cardiac tissue. Following the coupling of the second portion of the first flexible longitudinal member to the second portion of cardiac tissue, the adjustment mechanism is slid further along the guide member and coupled to the tissue-engaging element. Using the adjustment mechanism, a length of the first flexible longitudinal member is adjusted between the first and second portions of cardiac tissue. Other applications are also described.12-08-2011
20110288635ADJUSTABLE ARTIFICIAL CHORDEAE TENDINEAE WITH SUTURE LOOPS - Apparatus is provided, including an artificial-chordeae-tendineae-adjustment mechanism and at least one primary artificial chordea tendinea coupled at a distal portion thereof to the artificial-chordeae-tendineae-adjustment mechanism. A degree of tension of the at least one primary artificial chordea tendinea is adjustable by the artificial-chordeae-tendineae-adjustment mechanism. One or more loops are coupled at a proximal portion of the at least one primary artificial chordea tendinea. The one or more loops are configured to facilitate suturing of the one or more loops to respective portions of a leaflet of an atrioventricular valve of a patient. Other applications are also described.11-24-2011
20100114305Implantable Valvular Prosthesis - An implantable valvular prosthesis is adapted for implantation in a position of an anatomic valve that controls passage of blood flowing from a ventricle to an artery in a patient's heart. The implantable valvular prosthesis includes a tubular stent body and at least one valve flap member.05-06-2010
20100268332Prosthetic Heart Valve for Transfemoral Delivery - A prosthetic heart valve capable of being delivered via a transfemoral route as described.10-21-2010
20090088837PROSTHETIC CHORDAE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE - A prosthetic chordae assembly includes a plurality of equally-sized, interconnected loop members formed from a single strand of a biocompatible material. Each of the loop members includes first and second ends respectively defining a first arcuate junction and a second arcuate junction. The prosthetic chordae assembly is adjustable to a pre-determined length by removing one of the loop members.04-02-2009
20090149949MEDICAL DEVICE SUITABLE FOR USE IN TREATMENT OF A VALVE - A medical device (06-11-2009
20120089222Photo-Activated Attachment Of Cholesterol To Polyurethane Surfaces For Adhesion Of Endothelial Cells - A polymer is provided according to structure (I) wherein Y is a thiol-reactive group selected from one or more of the following moieties and Z is an ionogenic group selected from one or more of the following moieties. The surface of a polymeric substrate is modified by contacting the surface with a polymer according to structure II or structure III and exposing the surface to ultraviolet light.04-12-2012
20100087917INJECTABLE IMPLANTS FOR TISSUE AUGMENTATION AND RESTORATION - The method and device improves the functioning of dilated body parts and organs by supporting the parts and organs with an injectable and/or implantable biocompatible substance.04-08-2010
20090088836TRANSLUMENALLY IMPLANTABLE HEART VALVE WITH FORMED IN PLACE SUPPORT - A cardiovascular prosthetic valve, the valve comprising an inflatable cuff comprising at least one inflatable channel that forms, at least in part, an inflatable structure, and a valve coupled to the inflatable cuff, the valve configured to permit flow in a first axial direction and to inhibit flow in a second axial direction opposite to the first axial direction, the valve comprising a plurality of tissue supports that extend generally in the axial direction and that are flexible and/or movable throughout a range in a radial direction.04-02-2009
20100280602Mitral Valve Device Using Conditioned Shape Memory Alloy - A mitral valve annulus reshaping device includes at least a portion that is formed of a biocompatible shape memory alloy SMA having a characteristic temperature, A11-04-2010
20120046738Color-Coded Prosthetic Valve System and Methods for Using the Same - A color-coded bioprosthetic valve system having a valve with an annular sewing ring, and a valve holder system with a holder sutured to the ring of the valve, a post operatively connected to the holder, and an adapter sutured to the post and having a color associated with the valve model and/or size. For example, the adapter may be blue to indicate that the valve of the system is a mitral valve of a particular type and/or size. The system may also include a flex handle that is configured to engage with the adapter. The handle has a color associated with the adapter such that a user is able to visually determine that the handle color matches the valve model. For example, the handle may have a grip that is colored blue to match the blue color of the adapter. Accordingly, the color-coded system enables users to confirm easily that the correct accessories such as the sizer or flex handle are being used with the correct valve.02-23-2012
20100145438PROSTHETIC VALVLE FOR INTRALUMINAL IMPLANTATION - A prosthetic valve assembly configured to be intraluminally implanted into a lumen of a patient to replace a native deficient valve, the valve assembly comprising an outer support for expanding and anchoring against a lumen wall of the patient, a core valve support made of a collapsible and self-expanding material to expand and anchor into the outer support once anchored against the lumen wall, and a plurality of flexible leaflets fixed to the core valve support in a manner that the leaflets are independent from the outer support.06-10-2010
20090259303Tool for Implantation of Replacement Heart Valve - An implant holder for removably retaining an implant during an implantation procedure includes a holder device having a frame defining a chamber. The frame may be configured for removable retention of an implant, such as the flexible bioprosthetic heart valve, substantially within the chamber. The removable retention of the implant to the implant holder maintains the implant in an orientation and shape suitable for implantation.10-15-2009
20090054973Four-leaflet stented mitral heart valve - A prosthetic mitral heart valve having four separate flexible leaflets. The heart valve includes a support frame that may be non-circular, for example elliptical or “D-shaped”. The support frame may have an undulating outflow edge defined by four inflow cusps and four outflow commissures to which each of the flexible leaflets attaches. The support frame may comprise an undulating wireform and a surrounding stent defining a structure having four cantilevered posts projecting in the outflow direction to support the four leaflets. The heart valve is designed to be secured in the annulus and function as a standalone unit without papillary muscle connections to the leaflets. The four leaflets may be arranged in two opposed pairs, one pair being smaller than the other pair. The larger pair of leaflets may be identical, or differently sized. Existing sizes of heart valve leaflets may be utilized with the smaller leaflets being at least two leaflet sizes smaller than the larger leaflets in odd millimeter increments.02-26-2009
20090192598Treatment for a patient with congestive heart failure - The invention is directed to two minimally invasive therapeutic procedures, particularly for patients with congestive heart failure, and devices and systems for such procedures. One procedure involves providing a valved passageway through the patient's left ventricular wall at the apex of the patient's heart and advancing instruments through the valved passageway to connect the valve leaflets of the patient's heart valve, e.g. the mitral valve, in a “Bow-Tie” configuration to prevent or minimize regurgitation through the valve. The second procedure involves advancing a pacing lead and a pacing lead implanting device through a trocar in the patient's chest and implanting the pacing lead on an exposed epicardial region of the patient's heart wall. The pacing lead has a penetrating electrode which is secured within the heart wall. One or both procedures may be performed on a patient with CHF.07-30-2009
20080262608Replacement heart valve, valve holder and methods of making and using same - A replacement heart valve device usable in a medical procedure in relation in heart valve replacement of a patient. In one embodiment, the replacement heart valve device includes a heart valve holder or conduit holder formed in the form of a cylindrical tube having a longitudinal cut substantially extending from one end to the other end of the cylindrical tube, and a conduit formed with a tubular segment of an elastic material. The conduit is mountable onto the heart valve holder or conduit holder or self-expanding stent. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the conduit is formed with a single layer of the elastic material. In another embodiment, at least a portion of the conduit is formed with two layers of the elastic material.10-23-2008
20090222081METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING VALVE PROLAPSE - Medical devices, systems and methods for treating valve prolapse in, for example, the mitral valve. The medical device is employed by delivering the device percutaneously and lodging the device adjacently above the valve. With this arrangement, the device provides a back-stop to prevent valve prolapse and, thus, prevent valve regurgitation.09-03-2009
20100161040CARDIOVASCULAR VALVE AND VALVE HOUSING APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS - A cardiovascular valve assembly is disclosed including a housing assembly comprising a first portion and a second portion removably attached to the first portion. A valve may be positioned within the housing assembly. The valve, which may be a mechanical valve, a biological tissue valve, or a polymeric valve, may be structured to allow fluid to flow through the housing assembly in a single direction. In certain embodiments, the valve assembly may further include at least one coupling structure provided on the second portion and at least one aperture defined in the first portion, with the aperture structured to receive the coupling structure to couple the first portion to the second portion. Corresponding systems incorporating cardiovascular valve assemblies are also disclosed.06-24-2010
20090076597System for mechanical adjustment of medical implants - A system for mechanically adjusting medical implants uses an external coil to set up a magnetic field. The magnetic field causes an actuator inside the implant to move in small steps, allowing fine adjustment. The element responding to the magnetic field can be magnetostrictive or SMA based. Large motions are made up from small steps by using two one-way clutches allowing the active element to move small increments in one direction. For SMA based devices, short burst of AC magnetic field are used. For magnetostrictive devices short pulse of unipolar magnetic field are used.03-19-2009
20110112630SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING LUMENAL VALVES - The present embodiments relate to systems and methods for treating lumenal valves. Particularly, and in accordance with one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for partial or complete replacement of lumenal valves. An exemplary catheter in accordance with the disclosure includes an elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a retractable sheath mounted on the elongate body proximate the distal end. The sheath and elongate body cooperating to define a first annularly-shaped compartment between the body and sheath. The catheter further includes a valve prosthesis mounted in the compartment, the prosthesis having proximal and distal ends connected to a means for deploying the valve prosthesis from the catheter.05-12-2011
20090138078Remodelable Prosthetic Valve - Prosthetic medical devices with delayed valve function and in situ remodeling of a portion thereof are provided, as well as methods of manufacturing the medical devices and methods of treatment using the medical devices. The medical devices may be adapted to initially maintain a remodelable material within a body vessel in a first configuration suitable to contact the remodelable material with a body fluid contacting the remodelable material for a first time period or a second configuration adapted to regulate the flow of body fluid contacting the remodelable material. The medical devices may include a releasable holding member configured to retain the remodelable material in the first configuration.05-28-2009
20100312332Methods and Devices for Delivery of Prosthetic Heart Valves and Other Prosthetics - Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures. The preferred delivery device includes a catheter having a deployment mechanism attached to its distal end, and a handle mechanism attached to its proximal end. A plurality of tethers are provided to selectively restrain the valve during deployment. A number of mechanisms for active deployment of partially expanded prosthetic valves are also described.12-09-2010
20090069885Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus - Implants or systems of implants and methods apply an upward and inward force producing a minor axis force projection vector within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial retrievability. The implants or systems of implants and methods also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks. The implants or systems of implants and methods make use of an adjustable implant. The implants or systems of implants and methods may also utilize a bridge stop to secure the implant, and the methods of implantation employ various tools.03-12-2009
20110251678Percutaneous Valve, System, and Method - Apparatus, systems, and methods for percutaneous valve replacement and/or augmentation are provided. The apparatus includes a valve having a valve frame, a valve leaflet coupled to the valve frame, and a leaflet transition member coupled to the valve leaflet. The valve leaflet and leaflet transition member can transition from a first position where the valve leaflet and leaflet frame are at least partially outside a lumen of the valve frame to a second position where the valve leaflet and the leaflet transition member are within the lumen of the valve frame.10-13-2011
20110098804STENTED TRANSCATHETER PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A percutaneous stented valve delivery device including an inner shaft, a sheath, and a delivery capsule. The sheath slidably receives the inner shaft. A capsule proximal zone is attached to the sheath. A capsule distal zone is configured to transition between normal and flared states. A diameter of the distal zone is greater in the flared state, and the capsule includes a shape memory component that naturally assumes the normal state. The device is operable to perform a reversible partial deployment procedure in which a portion of the prosthesis is exposed distal the capsule and allowed to radially expand. Subsequently, with distal advancement of the capsule, the distal zone transitions to the flared state and imparts a collapsing force onto the prosthesis, causing the prosthesis to radially collapse and become recaptured within the delivery capsule. The capsule can include a laser cut tube encapsulated by a polymer.04-28-2011
20110071622INSTRUMENT FOR THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF AORTIC VALVE DEFECTS - The invention relates to an instrument for the surgical treatment of aortic valve defects, in particular in young patients such as children, consisting of a shaft, a handle arranged at the proximal end of the shaft, and a leaflet body which is arranged at the distal end of the shaft and which has substantially the shape of the sinus of the aortic valve leaflet.03-24-2011
20090054974Percutaneous aortic valve - The present invention provides a valve configured for insertion on the proximal and distal sides of a heart valve annulus to replace the heart valve of a patient. The valve comprises a first substantially annular portion adapted to be positioned on a proximal side of the annulus of a patient and a second substantially annular portion adapted to be positioned on a distal side of the annulus of a patient, wherein at least one of the first and second substantially annular portions is movable towards the other portion to a clamped position to clamp around the annulus. The second portion has a flow restricting portion extending therefrom and is movable between a first position to permit the flow of blood and a second position to restrict the flow of blood. In one embodiment, the valve has a suture joining the first and second portions to draw the first and second portions into closer proximity and a cinch member to secure the suture to maintain the first and second portions in the clamped position. In another embodiment, the first and second portions are connected by a first segment which biases the first and second portions toward the clamped position.02-26-2009
20080275548APPARATUS FOR REPAIRING THE FUNCTION OF A NATIVE AORTIC VALVE - An apparatus for repairing the function of a native aortic valve, defining a native valve annulus, of a patient includes a tubular valve support member having oppositely disposed first and second valve member ends and a valve member body located between the first and second valve member ends. The valve support member defines a longitudinal axis. A prosthetic valve has at least two prosthetic valve leaflets that are coaptable to permit the unidirectional flow of blood. The prosthetic valve is attached to the valve support member adjacent the second valve member end. At least two coronary openings in the valve member body are located longitudinally adjacent free edges of the at least two prosthetic valve leaflets. At least one of the coronary openings is located so as to be selectively radially aligned with a coronary ostium when the prosthetic valve is located substantially within the native valve annulus. At least two branch support members are provided, with each branch support member having first and second branch ends. Each first branch end is attachable to a coronary opening with the second branch end extending radially away from the valve support member and through a coronary ostium.11-06-2008
20110166648PROFILE REDUCTION OF VALVE IMPLANT - A method for reducing an axial profile of a valve implant includes providing a valve implant having a longitudinal axis and a delivery catheter having a central axis and a distal receiving section. The method further includes helically rolling the valve implant around a rolling axis that is offset at an angle of about 15 degrees to about 60 degrees with respect to the longitudinal axis to form a rolled valve implant having a rolled axis, where the rolled axis is the same as the rolling axis. The method further includes aligning the rolled axis of the rolled valve implant with the central axis of the delivery catheter. The method further includes inserting the rolled valve implant into the distal receiving section of the delivery catheter.07-07-2011
20110106244MEDICAL APPARATUS FOR THE THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT OF AN INSUFFICIENT CARDIAC VALVE - The present invention relates to a medical apparatus for the therapeutic treatment of an insufficient cardiac valve (05-05-2011
20100094411PROSTHETIC VALVE HAVING TAPERED TIP WHEN COMPRESSED FOR DELIVERY - Apparatus is provided that includes a valve prosthesis for attachment to a native valve complex of a subject. The prosthesis is configured to assume a compressed delivery state and an uncompressed implantation state. The prosthesis includes a support frame, which is shaped so as to define an upstream inlet having upstream-most portions that are tapered in an upstream direction toward a central longitudinal axis of the prosthesis when the prosthesis assumes the compressed delivery state. The prosthesis further includes a flexible prosthetic heart valve component, coupled to the support frame. Other embodiments are also described.04-15-2010
20120221099COATED BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL HAVING IMPROVED PROPERTIES - Some embodiments of the present invention relate to coated biological material for the manufacture of heart valve prostheses, characterized in that the surface of the biological material is covered entirely or partially with a coating which contains or is composed of a biocompatible anorganic material, and to a process for manufacturing such a coated biological material.08-30-2012
20120136432Prosthetic Heart Valves, Scaffolding Structures, and Systems and Methods for Implantation of Same - Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures.05-31-2012
20100049311METHODS, DEVICES, AND KITS FOR TREATING MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE - Described here are methods, devices, and kits for treating a prolapsed valve leaflet. The devices generally comprise a flexible cord, a first anchor attached to the cord at its distal end, and a second anchor slidably attached to the cord. The first anchor may be configured to secure the cord to cardiac tissue located below a prolapsed valve leaflet and the second anchor may be configured to secure into the prolapsed valve leaflet. Also described are methods for treating a prolapsed valve including the steps of securing a first anchor to cardiac tissue located below the prolapsed mitral valve leaflet, securing a second anchor to the prolapsed mitral valve leaflet, tensioning a cord connecting the two anchors and securing the cord. Kits including the described devices are also provided.02-25-2010
20100298929METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR CARDIAC VALVE REPAIR - Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for the endovascular repair of cardiac valves, particularly the atrioventricular valves which inhibit back flow of blood from a heart ventricle during contraction. The procedures described herein can be performed with interventional tools, guides and supporting catheters and other equipment introduced to the heart chambers from the patient's arterial or venous vasculature remote from the heart. The interventional tools and other equipment may be introduced percutaneously or may be introduced via a surgical cut down, and then advanced from the remote access site through the vasculature until they reach the heart.11-25-2010
20120316639SYSTEMS AND DELIVERY HANDLES FOR DELIVERING PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES DISPOSED ON VALVE HOLDERS - A system delivering a prosthetic heart valve includes a delivery handle, a heart valve, and a valve holder. The delivery handle includes a rod, a button, and a valve holder attachment interface, where the button is configured to move between a first position and a second position along an axial length of the rod, and the valve holder attachment interface is mechanically coupled to the button and configured to move between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The heart valve includes a prosthetic valve. The valve holder is connected to a proximal end of the heart valve and includes a boss, a holder ring, and a handle attachment interface. The holder ring includes the heart valve mounted thereto and is coupled to the boss, and the handle attachment interface is formed on the boss and is configured to receive and mate with the valve holder attachment interface.12-13-2012
20080300676Heart Valve Prosthesis - A heart valve prosthesis disclosed in two- and three-leaflet versions includes a ring-shaped body, leaflets, and leaflet turn stops. For the two-leaflet version, the stops represent two pairs of prominences located on a body end surface facing the blood down-flow. The first pair has internal surfaces, at least partially made flat, adapted to interact with flat sections of the leaflets to restrict the return blood flow in the closed position. The first pair is equipped with at least two rests interacting with a leaflet top surface facing the blood down-flow in its open position determining a leaflet turning angle. Each prominence of the second pair is located opposite a portion of the lateral surface of the corresponding leaflet most distant from a leaflet central surface and can interact with its internal surface with that part of the lateral surface during opening of the heart valve prosthesis.12-04-2008
20120101569Devices and Methods for Loading a Prosthesis onto a Delivery System - In an embodiment, a device for loading a prosthesis onto a delivery system comprises a cap and a reducing member. The cap has a piston member that seats a prosthesis. The piston member has at least one side wall configured to contact a portion of the side of the prosthesis seated therein. The reducing member has a conical wall, a first open end, and a second open end. The first open end is configured to receive the piston member. The reducing member reduces an external dimension of at least a portion of the prosthesis seated in the piston member as the prosthesis is moved along an inner surface of the conical wall.04-26-2012
20130172989METHODS FOR MEASURING BODY ORIFICE - A device for measuring an expanded internal orifice of a patient includes an orifice-expanding device, a pressure measuring device, and a size-measuring device. The size-measuring device measures a dimension of the orifice after it has been expanded by the orifice-expanding device.07-04-2013
20130144378METHOD OF SECURING AN INTRALUMENAL FRAME ASSEMBLY - A replacement heart valve has an expandable frame configured to engage a native valve annulus and a valve body mounted to the expandable frame. The valve body can have a plurality of valve leaflets configured to open to allow flow in a first direction and engage one another so as to close and prevent flow in a second direction, the second direction being opposite the first direction.06-06-2013
20130103140PERCUTANEOUS TRANSVALVULAR INTRAANNULAR BAND FOR MITRAL VALVE REPAIR - Mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation can be treating by implanting in the mitral annulus a transvalvular intraannular band. The band has a first end, a first anchoring portion located proximate the first end, a second end, a second anchoring portion located proximate the second end, and a central portion. The central portion is positioned so that it extends transversely across a coaptive edge formed by the closure of the mitral valve leaflets. The band may be implanted via translumenal access or via thoracotomy.04-25-2013
20130131787METHOD FOR DEPLOYING A DEVICE TO A DISTAL LOCATION ACROSS A DISEASED VESSEL - Configurations are described for assisting in the execution of a percutaneous procedure while protecting the vascular pathway to the operational theater, which may comprise diseased tissue. A railed sheath may be utilized which is controllably expandable and collapsible, and may comprise two or more elongate rail structures configured to assist in the distribution of loads to associated diseased tissue structures, while also contributing to the deployment of percutaneous tools by maintaining alignment of such tools with the railed catheter and associated anatomy.05-23-2013

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