1057460-A1 is referenced by 322 patents and cites 5 patents.

A replacement heart valve assembly (10) includes an intravascular radially expandable stent (14) and a biological valve (18) which is secured to the stent. The stent/valve assembly is positioned onto the inflatable portion (16) of a balloon catheter (20) and percutaneously implanted into a body lumen. The stent is made from a highly malleable material which allows localized plastic deformation and further allows subsequent radial reexpansion of the stent/valve assembly as needed. The biological valve is, for example, a harvested bovine jugular valve which can be adapted for use as a replacement for a malfunctioning human pulmonary valve.

Replacement valve assembly and method of implanting same
Application Number
EP20000420007 20000118
Publication Number
1057460 (A1)
Application Date
January 18, 2000
Publication Date
December 6, 2000
Bonhoeffer Philippe
Tower Allen J
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