07381219 is referenced by 240 patents and cites 365 patents.

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a delivery catheter having a diameter of 21 french or less; an expandable anchor disposed within the delivery catheter; and a replacement valve disposed within the delivery catheter. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of: inserting a catheter having a diameter no more than 21 french into the patient; endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve through the catheter; and deploying the anchor and the replacement valve.

Title
Low profile heart valve and delivery system
Application Number
10/746887
Publication Number
7381219 (B2)
Application Date
December 23, 2003
Publication Date
June 3, 2008
Inventor
Jeff Krolik
Campbell
CA, US
Robert A Geshlider
San Francisco
CA, US
Hans F Valencia
Berkeley
CA, US
Jean Pierre Dueri
Stockton
CA, US
Ulrich R Haug
Campbell
CA, US
Dwight P Morejohn
Davis
CA, US
Brian D Brandt
Santa Clara
CA, US
Amr Salahieh
Saratoga
CA, US
Agent
Shay Glenn
Assignee
Sadra Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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