07393360 is referenced by 279 patents and cites 143 patents.

A valve prosthesis device is disclosed suitable for implantation in body ducts. The device comprises support stent, comprised of a deployable construction adapted to be initially crimped in a narrow configuration suitable for catheterization through the body duct to a target location and adapted to be deployed by exerting substantially radial forces from within by means of a deployment device to a deployed state in the target location, the support stent provided with a plurality of longitudinally rigid support beams of fixed length; valve assembly comprising a flexible conduit having an inlet end and an outlet, made of pliant material attached to the support beams providing collapsible slack portions of the conduit at the outlet. When flow is allowed to pass through the valve prosthesis device from the inlet to the outlet the valve assembly is kept in an open position, whereas a reverse flow is prevented as the collapsible slack portions of the valve assembly collapse inwardly providing blockage to the reverse flow.

Title
Implantable prosthetic valve
Application Number
11/45773
Publication Number
7393360 (B2)
Application Date
January 28, 2005
Publication Date
July 1, 2008
Inventor
Avraham Zakai
Zichron Yaacov
IL
Assaf Bash
Givat Ada
IL
Netanel Benichu
Nir Etzion
IL
Benjamin Spenser
Caesarea
IL
Agent
David L Hauser
Assignee
Edwards Lifesciences PVT
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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