07682390 is referenced by 226 patents and cites 609 patents.

The invention concerns an assembly comprising a valve prosthesis to be implanted and a support receiving said valve. The support comprises: at least a tubular portion made of a pliable material slightly stretchable in the circumferential direction; means for fixing said tubular portion to the wall of the corporeal duct; and a plurality of elongated reinforcing elements, arranged on the circumference of said tubular portion and linked to said tubular portion independently of one another; the valve is linked at least partly to said elongated reinforcing elements, in particular at the commissures of its leaflets, and said elongated reinforcing elements jointly form, in extended position, a structure having a predetermined diameter that ensures sufficient extension of said valve.

Title
Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct
Application Number
10/484865
Publication Number
7682390 (B2)
Application Date
July 30, 2002
Publication Date
March 23, 2010
Inventor
Jacques Seguin
The Friary
GB
Agent
Jeffrey J Hohenshell
Mike Jaro
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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