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Implantable prosthetic valve systems and methods for implanting them are provided. Magnets are employed within one or more components of the valve systems to facilitate anchoring of the prosthetic valve at a target implant site, delivery of the prosthetic valve to the target implant site or both.

Title
Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof
Application Number
11/3693
Publication Number
7186265 (B2)
Application Date
December 3, 2004
Publication Date
March 6, 2007
Inventor
Sam Crews
Palo Alto
CA, US
David Cole
San Mateo
CA, US
Darin Gittings
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Mark Foley
Menlo Park
CA, US
Adam Sharkawy
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Jeffrey J Hohenshell
Mike Jaro
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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