05855601 is referenced by 1074 patents and cites 42 patents.

An artificial heart valve comprises a relatively rigid stent member having a first cylindrical shape and a flexible valve disposed in the stent member, the stent member being self-expandable to a second cylindrical shape and collapsible to its first cylindrical shape. The valve comprises a circular portion comprising a plurality of leaflets extending from the periphery of the circular portion towards the center thereof, the leaflets being configured to allow for flow of blood through the valve in one direction only. The diameter of the circular portion is substantially the same as the inside diameter of the stent member when the stent member is in its second cylindrical shape, the valve member being attached to the stent member.

Title
Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same
Application Number
8/668376
Publication Number
5855601
Application Date
June 21, 1996
Publication Date
January 5, 1999
Inventor
Timothy A M Chuter
Malmo
SE
Marc Bessler
Teaneck
NJ, US
Agent
Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P C
Agent
William H Dippert
Assignee
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
NY, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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