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Stefan Schreck: Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Debra D Condino, John Christopher James, Guy L Cumberbatch, September 24, 2002: US06454799 (653 worldwide citation)

Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. In a first embodiment, an expandable pre-assembled heart valve includes a plastically-expandable annular base having plurality of upstanding commissure posts. A tubular flexible member including a prosthetic se ...


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Jibin Yang, Matthew L Pease, Brandon G Walsh: Rolled minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, John Christopher James, Guy L Cumberbatch, May 11, 2004: US06733525 (554 worldwide citation)

Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. The valves are rolled into a first, contracted configuration for minimally invasive delivery and then unrolled or unfurled at the implantation site. One- and two-piece stents may be used in conjunction with a p ...


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Stefan Schreck: Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, John Christopher James, Guy L Cumberbatch, July 27, 2004: US06767362 (420 worldwide citation)

Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. In a first embodiment, an expandable pre-assembled heart valve includes a plastically-expandable annular base having plurality of upstanding commissure posts. A tubular flexible member including a prosthetic se ...


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Dongbu Cao: Flexible heart valve having moveable commissures. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Debra D Condino, John Christopher James, Guy L Cumberbatch, October 8, 2002: US06461382 (410 worldwide citation)

A flexible prosthetic tissue-type heart valve having commissures that are substantially decoupled from a cusp support structure. The valve includes three leaflets having arcuate cusp edges and opposed free edges, with outwardly-directed attachment tabs therebetween. A cusp support structure in eithe ...


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William J Allen, Alan Bachman, Scott Reed, Ray Adams, Robert R Steckel: Minimally invasive mitral valve repair method and apparatus. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, John Christopher James, September 30, 2003: US06626930 (408 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for the stabilization and fastening of two pieces of tissue. A single device may be used to both stabilize and fasten the two pieces of tissue, or a separate stabilizing device may be used in conjunction with a fastening device. The stabil ...


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Yue Teh Jang: Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery and methods of use. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, John Christopher James, O&apos Melveny & Myers, February 17, 2004: US06692512 (348 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous filtration catheter used to entrap emboli from a patient's aorta and heart during cardiac surgery. The catheter has an elongate member, a proximal end, and a distal end. A balloon occluder is mounted on the distal end of the elongate member and an expandable filter is mounted on ...


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Stefan Schreck: System and method for implanting a two-part prosthetic heart valve. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy Cumberbatch, David Hauser, June 3, 2008: US07381218 (330 worldwide citation)

Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. In a first embodiment, an expandable pre-assembled heart valve includes a plastically-expandable annular base having plurality of upstanding commissure posts. A tubular flexible member including a prosthetic se ...


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Alain Carpentier, Hung Ly Lam, Than Nguyen: Aortic annuloplasty ring. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Debra D Condino, Guy L Cumberbatch, May 15, 2001: US06231602 (326 worldwide citation)

An infra-annular annuloplasty prosthesis is disclosed including a flexibly semi-rigid frame, a portion of which is shaped to conform to the scalloped configuration of the normal circumference of an arterial heart valve annulus. Axially projecting legs spaced circumferentially to correspond to the lo ...


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Walter D Gillespie, David G Matsuura, Philip J Simpson, Gregory M Smith: Articulation mechanism for medical devices. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Rajiv Yadav, March 8, 2005: US06863668 (286 worldwide citation)

An improved articulating device for use with a medical insertion instrument comprising in part a first tube having a plurality of ribs defining a plurality of bending segments, a second tube axially disposed within the first tube, and means for transmitting an axial deflecting pull load. Such device ...


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Matthew L Pease, Brandon G Walsh, Jibin Yang: Rolled minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of manufacture. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy Cumberbatch, David L Hauser, May 20, 2008: US07374571 (272 worldwide citation)

Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. The valves are rolled into a first, contracted configuration for minimally invasive delivery using a catheter, and then unrolled or unfurled at the implantation site. One- and two-piece stents may be used in co ...