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A valve prosthesis which is especially useful in the case of aortic stenosis and capable of resisting the powerful recoil force and to stand the forceful balloon inflation performed to deploy the valve and to embed it in the aortic annulus, comprises a collapsible valvular structure and an expandable frame on which said valvular structure is mounted. The valvular structure is composed of physiologically compatible valvular tissue that is sufficiently supple and resistant to allow the valvular structure to be deformed from a closed state to an opened state. The valvular tissue forms a continuous surface and is provided with strut members that create stiffened zones which induce the valvular structure to follow a patterned movement in its expansion to its opened state and in its turning back to its closed state.

Title
Methods of implanting a prosthetic heart valve within a native heart valve
Application Number
11/139356
Publication Number
7585321 (B2)
Application Date
May 27, 2005
Publication Date
September 8, 2009
Inventor
Alain Cribier
Maromme
FR
Agent
David L Hauser
Assignee
Edwards Lifesciences PVT
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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