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Stanton J Rowe, Larry Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Yaron Keidar, Assaf Bash: Methods for rapid deployment of prosthetic heart valves. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Rajiv Yadav Esq, Guy Cumberbatch Esq, May 4, 2010: US07708775 (186 worldwide citation)

A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly co ...


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Robert Stobie: Heart valve holder and method for resisting suture looping. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Rajiv Yadav Esq, Guy Cumberbatch Esq, February 9, 2010: US07658763 (21 worldwide citation)

An improved holder and method for implanting a tissue-type prosthetic mitral heart valve that prevents suture looping and ma y also constrict the commissure posts of the valve. An upstanding or shaft member axially positioned on the holder causes the lengths of attachment sutures to extend axially b ...


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Ottavio Alfieri, Francesco Maisano, Alberto Redaelli: Annular prosthesis for a mitral valve. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Rajiv Yadav Esq, Guy Cumberbatch Esq, March 9, 2010: US07674286 (21 worldwide citation)

An annular prosthesis for a mitral valve that may include a posterior half-ring and an anterior half-ring coupled to each other on a first transverse plane which defines a maximum width section of the prosthesis. The ratio between the distance between the anterior half-ring and the posterior half-ri ...


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Robert Stobie, Jerry L Jackman, Cuong Ton That, C Roger Ekholm, Steve Newborg: Heart valve holders and handling clips therefor. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy L Cumberbatch Esq, Rajiv Yadav Esq, October 26, 2010: US07819915 (16 worldwide citation)

An improved holder, system and method for implanting a tissue-type prosthetic heart mitral valve that constricts the commissure posts of the valve and allows the user to detach the handle of the holder prior to withdrawing the holder itself. The ability to remove the handle allows a surgeon greater ...


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Derrick Johnson: Prosthetic mitral heart valve having a contoured sewing ring. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy L Cumberbatch Esq, Rajiv Yadav Esq, August 17, 2010: US07776084 (12 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic mitral heart valve including a contoured sewing ring that better matches the mitral valve annulus. The sewing ring includes an inflow end and an outflow end, the outflow and having at least one raised portion. There may be two raised portions located approximately 120° apart from each o ...


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Freeman G Chambers, Lawrence J Zysman: Systems and methods for assembling components of a fabric-covered prosthetic heart valve. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Rajiv Yadav Esq, Guy Cumberbatch Esq, June 22, 2010: US07739971 (6 worldwide citation)

A system and method for assembling a prosthetic heart valve, including a procedure for tightly wrapping fabric around a heart valve support stent having a highly contoured undulating outflow edge. A mandrel retains tension without manual assistance in a tubular length of fabric wrapped over the supp ...