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A method and apparatus for in vivo removal of calcified deposits from an aortic valve. The apparatus includes an anchoring balloon catheter fixatable across the aortic valve, a tool for removing the deposits, and attachment means for securing the tool with respect to the anchoring balloon and the aortic valve. The method involves advancing an anchoring balloon catheter through the aorta and positioning it across the aortic valve, inflating the anchoring balloon to fixate it with respect to the aorta and aortic valve, and then operating a deposit removal tool secured to the anchoring balloon to remove the deposits.

Title
Method and apparatus for in vivo heart valve decalcification
Application Number
7/680705
Publication Number
5295958
Application Date
April 4, 1991
Publication Date
March 22, 1994
Inventor
Leonid Shturman
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Gregory P Kaihoi
Assignee
Shturman Cardiology Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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