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A percutaneously deliverable heart valve prosthesis and method of delivery, wherein the prosthesis is anchored to a valvular annulus of a patient and used to replace the patient's diseased valve. The prosthesis is supported by a rigid frame that is generally fixed, but capable of being modified between a first collapsed position and a second expanded position. In its first collapsed position, the prosthesis has sufficient flexibility and is of such a low profile that it allows for easy percutaneously delivery. Upon proper delivery, the prosthesis is anchored and modifiable to a generally permanent expanded position sufficiently rigid to resist the strong recoil force exerted by a distorted stenosed valve orifice displaced by the prosthesis.

Title
Percutaneously deliverable heart valve
Application Number
10/241718
Publication Number
6875231 (B2)
Application Date
September 11, 2002
Publication Date
April 5, 2005
Inventor
Hosheng Tu
Newport Beach
CA, US
Rodolfo C Quijano
Laguna Hills
CA, US
James Peter Anduiza
Costa Mesa
CA, US
Agent
Jones Day
Assignee
3F Therapeutics
CA, US
IPC
A61F 002/06
A61F 002/24
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