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The percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly of the present invention, and method of using the same, provides an elongate element and a temporary valve disposed on the elongate element. The temporary valve can comprise struts and a membrane attached to the struts. The elongate element can include at least one lumen. The percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly can be used to replace an aortic valve by locating a temporary valve in a patient's ascending aorta; deploying the temporary valve; removing the native aortic valve past the temporary valve; implanting the prosthetic aortic valve past the temporary valve; collapsing the temporary valve; and removing the temporary valve from the patient. The temporary valve can be sized to the patient and can be left in place while the prosthetic aortic valve heals in.

Title
Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly
Application Number
10/835153
Publication Number
6989027 (B2)
Application Date
April 29, 2004
Publication Date
January 24, 2006
Inventor
Chris M Coppin
Carlsbad
CA, US
David S Brin
Topsfield
MA, US
Jeffrey W Allen
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Assignee
Medtronic Vascular
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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