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Apparatus for delivering a prosthetic heart valve into a patient by means that are less invasive than conventional open-chest, open-heart surgery. The prosthetic valve may be collapsed while in a delivery device. When the valve reaches the desired implant site in the patient, the valve can be released from the delivery device, which allows the valve to re-expand to the configuration in which it can function as a heart valve. For example, the delivery device may be constructed to facilitate delivery of the prosthetic valve into the patient via the apex of the patient's heart.

Title
Apparatus and methods for implanting collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves
Application Number
PCT/US2008/008022
Publication Number
2009/002548
Application Date
June 26, 2008
Publication Date
December 31, 2008
Inventor
Alkhatib Yousef
Agent
RENDOS Thomas A
Assignee
Alkhatib Yousef
St Jude Medical
IPC
A61F 02/24
A61F 02/01
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