07320704 is referenced by 102 patents and cites 180 patents.

A method of treating a patient utilizes a temporary valve. In one embodiment, an inflatable structure of a temporary valve is inflated at a cardiovascular site in fluid communication with a native valve. At least a portion of the native valve is removed translumenally. A prosthetic valve is deployed to compliment or replace a native valve. The temporary valve is removed.

Title
Nonstented temporary valve for cardiovascular therapy
Application Number
11/122768
Publication Number
7320704 (B2)
Application Date
May 5, 2005
Publication Date
January 22, 2008
Inventor
Gordon B Bishop
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Randall T Lashinski
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Direct Flow Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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