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A method and apparatus for delivering a device to a given location within a heart, the method and apparatus being adapted for: passing a first catheter through the left atrium of the heart, through the mitral valve and into the left ventricle, and passing a second catheter through the aorta toward the heart, one or the other of the first catheter and the second catheter, with the device attached thereto, forming a device-carrying assembly for engagement with the remaining catheter; causing the device-carrying assembly and the remaining catheter to engage one another so as to form a connection therebetween; and retracting one of the device-carrying assembly and the remaining catheter in a direction opposite to the other of the device-carrying assembly and the remaining catheter so as to position the device relative to the given location within the heart.

Title
Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve
Application Number
10/894677
Publication Number
7544206 (B2)
Application Date
July 19, 2004
Publication Date
June 9, 2009
Inventor
William E Cohn
Bellaire
TX, US
Agent
Jeffrey J Hohenshell
Mike Jaro
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
A61F 11/00
A61F 2/24
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