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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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Mark Dehdashtian, Weiyun Yu, Geoffrey H White, Maria Lilian Saravia: Endovascular delivery system. Baxter International, Robert Buyan, Guy L Cumberbatch, Bruce M Canter, October 19, 1999: US05968068 (334 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering and implanting a radially expandable endoluminal prosthesis within a body lumen (e.g., blood vessel). The system comprises a) an introducer/dilator assembly, and b) a delivery catheter/loader assembly. The introducer/dilator assembly comprises an elongate tubular introducer s ...


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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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Delos M Cosgrove, Stefan G Schreck, Richard S Rhee: Minimally-invasive annuloplasty repair segment delivery template, system and method of use. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, John Christopher James, Guy L Cumberbatch, August 5, 2003: US06602288 (257 worldwide citation)

An annuloplasty repair segment and template for heart valve annulus repair. The elongate flexible template may form a distal part of a holder that also has a proximal handle. Alternatively, the template may be releasably attached to a mandrel that slides within a delivery sheath, the template being ...


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Donald T Shannon, Chris Kuo, John McIntyre, Ronald L Clinkenbeard, Yizi Chu, Benny Tu: Stented, radially expandable, tubular PTFE grafts. Baxter International, Robert Buyan, Guy L Cumberbatch, Bruce M Canter, July 27, 1999: US05928279 (249 worldwide citation)

Stented tubular grafts of expanded, sintered polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). The stented PTFE grafts of the present invention include an integrally stented embodiment, an externally stented embodiment, and an internally stented embodiment. In each embodiment, the stent may be either self-expanding o ...


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Salvador Marquez: Self-molding annuloplasty ring. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, John Christopher James, Guy L Cumberbatch, April 27, 2004: US06726716 (218 worldwide citation)

The resilient self molding annuloplasty ring which may be enlarged prior to implantation to facilitate implantation within a dilated or otherwise incompetent valve annulus having sufficient contractive force to render a valve competent. The self molding annuloplasty ring of the invention may further ...


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Steven F Bolling, Richard S Rhee: Mitral valve annuloplasty ring for molding left ventricle geometry. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Debra D Condino, Guy L Cumberbatch, October 19, 2004: US06805710 (211 worldwide citation)

An annuloplasty ring for correcting maladies of the mitral annulus that not only reshapes the annulus but also reconfigures the adjacent left ventricular muscle wall. The ring may be continuous and is made of a relatively rigid material, such as Stellite. The ring has a generally oval shape that is ...