04865600 is referenced by 278 patents and cites 13 patents.

An assembly comprising a prosthetic heart valve having a plurality of commissure supports which are deflectable radially inwardly and a valve holder which includes inner and outer holder members mounted for movement toward and away from each other. The valve holder is attached to the heart valve by sutures which extend from the outer holder member to the commissure supports and then between the commissure supports. When a handle is attached to the other holder member, the holder members are forced apart to tension the sutures to deflect the commissure supports radially inwardly. Portions of the sutures extend between the commissure supports to form a suture loop guard.

Title
Mitral valve holder
Application Number
6/295993
Publication Number
4865600
Application Date
August 25, 1981
Publication Date
September 12, 1989
Inventor
Ernest Lane
Huntington Beach
CA, US
Victor E Koik
Canoga Park
CA, US
Alain Carpentier
Paris
FR
Agent
Willian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione
Assignee
Baxter International
IL, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
A61F 2/24
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