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An anatomically configured stent for a tanned, expanded natural tissue heart valve, a valve prosthesis including the stent, and a process for preparing the prosthesis are disclosed. The stent comprises a frame having three struts, two of which are biased radially inwardly and the third of which is also biased radially inwardly or generally parallel to the frame axis 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 and process for preparing a stented heart valve prosthesis
Application Number
536300
Publication Number
4035849
Application Date
June 25, 1976
Publication Date
July 19, 1977
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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