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Disclosed are methods and devices for determining valve leaflet orientation. A catheter is provided with a conformable, radiopaque target. The target is deployed within a valve, such as the mitral valve. The conformable target conforms to the coaptation axis in response to closing of the valve leaflets. That coaptation axis may then be visualized, and utilized to determine information about valve operation, or to assist in placement of devices in the vicinity of the valve.

Title
Heart valve leaflet locator
Application Number
10/688712
Publication Number
7004176 (B2)
Application Date
October 17, 2003
Publication Date
February 28, 2006
Inventor
Jan Lau
Windsor
CA, US
Agent
David L Hauser
Assignee
Edwards Lifesciences
CH
IPC
A61F 2/24
A61B 18/18
A61B 19/00
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