WO/1992/017118 is referenced by 1 patents.

A method and apparatus for in vivo removal of calcified deposits from an aortic valve. The apparatus includes an anchoring balloon catheter (24) fixatable across the aortic valve, a tool (40) for removing the deposits (15), and attachment means (60) for securing the tool (40) with respect to the anchoring balloon (24) and the aortic valve. The method involves advancing an anchoring balloon catheter (24) through the aorta (10) and positioning it across the aortic valve, inflating the anchoring balloon (24) to fixate it with respect to the aorta (10) and aortic valve, and operating a deposit removal tool (40) secured to the anchoring balloon (24) to remove the deposits (15).

Title
Method and apparatus for in vivo heart valve decalcification
Application Number
PCT/US1992/002599
Publication Number
1992/017118
Application Date
March 30, 1992
Publication Date
October 15, 1992
Inventor
Shturman Leonid
Agent
KAIHOI Gregory P
Assignee
Shturman Cardiology Systems
IPC
A61M 25/00
A61M 01/12
A61M 01/00
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/00
A61M 25/10
A61M 01/36
A61M 01/10
A61B 18/24
A61B 18/14
A61B 17/22
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