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An anatomically configured stent for a tanned, expanded natural tissue heart valve and a valve prosthesis including the stent are disclosed. The stent comprises a frame whose interior configuration is the anatomical negative of the exterior configuration of a tanned, expanded, natural tissue valve and a fabric cover covering at least the exterior of the frame, the cover having a bead along its perimeter that provides a site for attachment of the valve to the stent.

Title
Heart valve stent
Application Number
536300
Publication Number
3983581
Application Date
November 17, 1975
Publication Date
October 5, 1976
Inventor
David L Yoon
East Lansing
MI, US
William W Angell
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Thomas E Ciotti
Assignee
William W Angell
CA, US
IPC
A61F 1/22
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