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Adam Sharkawy, Mark Foley, Darin Gittings, David Cole, Sam Crews: Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 6, 2007: US07186265 (256 worldwide citation)

Implantable prosthetic valve systems and methods for implanting them are provided. Magnets are employed within one or more components of the valve systems to facilitate anchoring of the prosthetic valve at a target implant site, delivery of the prosthetic valve to the target implant site or both.


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Jacques Seguin: Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 23, 2010: US07682390 (226 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns an assembly comprising a valve prosthesis to be implanted and a support receiving said valve. The support comprises: at least a tubular portion made of a pliable material slightly stretchable in the circumferential direction; means for fixing said tubular portion to the wall o ...


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Than Nguyen, Hung Nguyen, Mykim Nguyen, Stanley Komatsu, Robrecht Michiels: Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use. Medtronics CoreValve, William L Haynes, Mike Jaro, March 29, 2011: US07914569 (195 worldwide citation)

A heart valve prosthesis is provided having a self-expanding multi-level frame that supports a valve body comprising a skirt and plurality of coapting leaflets. The frame transitions between a contracted delivery configuration that enables percutaneous transluminal delivery, and an expanded deployed ...


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William E Cohn: Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, June 9, 2009: US07544206 (190 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for delivering a device to a given location within a heart, the method and apparatus being adapted for: passing a first catheter through the left atrium of the heart, through the mitral valve and into the left ventricle, and passing a second catheter through the aorta toward t ...


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David E Francischelli, Mark T Stewart, James R Skarda, Rahul Mehra: Ablation system. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, May 6, 2008: US07367972 (159 worldwide citation)

A system for creating lesions and assessing their completeness or transmurality. Assessment of transmurality of a lesion is accomplished by monitoring the impedance of the tissue to be ablated. Rather than attempting to detect a desired drop or a desired increase impedance, completeness of a lesion ...


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R Glen Coleman: Focused ultrasound ablation devices having selectively actuatable emitting elements and methods of using the same. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, November 10, 2009: US07615015 (154 worldwide citation)

A focused ultrasound ablation device and method includes an ultrasound emitting member having a plurality of individual ultrasound emitting elements arranged in an array. The ultrasound emitting elements are actuatable to emit ultrasound energy and focus the emitted ultrasound energy a predetermined ...


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John R Liddicoat: Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, November 27, 2007: US07300463 (131 worldwide citation)

A fixation band has a tubular frame and a tube, wherein the tubular frame comprises longitudinally-extending members having a hook on its distal end and fixation means on its proximal end. The tubular frame preferably comprises a laterally-extending member for stabilization. The tube is positioned i ...


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David E Francischelli, Scott E Jahns: Ablation system and method of use. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 31, 2007: US07250048 (128 worldwide citation)

A system and method for creating lesions and assessing their completeness or transmurality. Assessment of transmurality of a lesion is accomplished by monitoring the impedance of the tissue to be ablated. Rather than attempting to detect a desired drop or a desired increase impedance, completeness o ...


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James R Keogh, Scott E Jahns, Michael A Colson, Gary W Guenst, Christopher Olig, Paul A Pignato, Karen Montpetit, Thomas Daigle, Douglas H Gubbin, William G O Neill, Katherine Jolly: Method and system for organ positioning and stabilization. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 24, 2009: US07507235 (125 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a system and method for positioning, manipulating, holding, grasping, immobilizing and/or stabilizing a heart including one or more tissue-engaging devices, one or more suction sources, one or more fluid sources, one or more energy sources, one or more sensors and one or more ...


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Jacques Seguin, Georg Börtlein: Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery. Medtronic CoreValve, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, Mike Jaro, February 22, 2011: US07892281 (116 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic valve assembly for use in replacing a deficient native valve comprises a replacement valve supported on an expandable valve support. If desired, one or more anchor may be used. The valve support, which entirely supports the valve annulus, valve leaflets, and valve commissure points, is ...