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A method for deploying a prosthetic valve assembly is provided. The prosthetic valve assembly replaces a deficient native valve and comprises a replacement valve supported on an expandable valve support. The valve support, which entirely supports the valve annulus, valve leaflets, and valve commissure points, is configured to be collapsible for transluminal delivery and expandable to contact the anatomical annulus of the native valve when the assembly is properly positioned. Portions of the valve support may expand to a preset diameter to maintain coaptivity of the replacement valve and to prevent occlusion of the coronary oslia. The prosthetic valve assembly is compressible about a catheter, and restrained from expanding by an outer sheath. The catheter may be inserted inside a lumen within the body, such as the femoral artery, and delivered to a desired location, such as the heart.

Title
Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
Application Number
12/494060
Publication Number
8016877 (B2)
Application Date
June 29, 2009
Publication Date
September 13, 2011
Inventor
Georg Bortlein
Meudon
FR
Jacques Seguin
Old Windsor
GB
Assignee
Medtronic Corevalve
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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