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The present invention provides a series of new percutaneous concepts of paravalvular repairs including identifying the leak location, several repair techniques and finally built-in means for leak prevention, built on percutaneous valves. A catheter-delivered device locates cavities occurring between a prosthetic valve and the wall of the body vessel where the valve is implanted, the cavities producing paravalvular leaks during diastole, the device comprising at least one of a plurality of flexible wires, the wire having attached to it a balloon, wherein the balloon is pulled by the leak through the cavity and wherein the wire then serves to mark the cavity location.

Title
Paravalvular leak detection, sealing, and prevention
Application Number
10/883575
Publication Number
7276078 (B2)
Application Date
June 30, 2004
Publication Date
October 2, 2007
Inventor
Assaf Bash
Givat Ada
IL
Netanel Benichou
Hof-Carmel
IL
Benjamin Spenser
Caesarea
IL
Agent
David L Hauser
Assignee
Edwards Lifesciences PVT
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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