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An expandable annular ring for implantation in a valvular annulus and its percutaneous use thereof comprises a plurality of stenting elements made of a first shape-memory material having a first shape-transition temperature, wherein the first shape-memory material expands to a preshape when the first shape-memory material is heated to above the first shape-transition temperature; and a plurality of anchoring elements made of a second shape-memory material having a second shape-transition temperature that is higher than the first shape-transition temperature, wherein the second shape-memory material expands to the second preshape when the second shape-memory material is heated to above the second shape-transition temperature.

Title
Expandable medical implant and percutaneous delivery
Application Number
10/173188
Publication Number
6805711 (B2)
Application Date
June 17, 2002
Publication Date
October 19, 2004
Inventor
Hosheng Tu
Newport Beach
CA, US
Rodolfo C Quijano
Laguna Hills
CA, US
Agent
Jones Day
US
Assignee
3f Therapeutics
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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