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A prosthetic heart valve has leaflets made of a thin and flexible material. The side edges of adjacent leaflets are sewn together so as to form a substantially tubular valve structure having an in-flow end and an out-flow end. Each of the leaflets is adapted to flex inwardly into and out of engagement with another leaflet so as to close and open the valve in response to force by blood pressure. The leaflets are configured so that a portion of the inner face of each leaflet is in a facing relationship with a portion of the inner face of an adjacent leaflet.

Title
Replacement heart valve
Application Number
10/153286
Publication Number
6719789 (B2)
Application Date
May 21, 2002
Publication Date
April 13, 2004
Inventor
James L Cox
Ladue
MO, US
Agent
Jones Day
US
Assignee
3F Therapeutics
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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