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Randall T Lashinski, Matthew J Birdsall, Michael D Lesh: Medical system and method for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure. Edwards Lifesciences, David L Hauser, January 24, 2006: US06989028 (414 worldwide citation)

A medical apparatus and method suitable for remodeling a mitral valve annulus adjacent to the coronary sinus. The apparatus comprises an elongate body having a proximal region and a distal region. Each of the proximal and distal regions is dimensioned to reside completely within the vascular system. ...


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Randall T Lashinski, Gordon B Bishop: Nonstented heart valves with formed in situ support. Direct Flow Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 19, 2009: US07534259 (150 worldwide citation)

An implantable prosthetic valve having an in situ formable support structure and methods of deploying such a valve are disclosed. In one arrangement, the valve has a base and at least one flow occluder. A first flexible component which is incapable of retaining the valve at a functional site in the ...


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Randall T Lashinski, Philip J Haarstad, Matthew J Birdsall: Method and apparatus for treating stenoses at bifurcated regions. Medtronic AVE, October 10, 2000: US06129738 (150 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating stenoses at bifurcated regions of body lumens is disclosed. A balloon catheter system is disclosed comprising two balloon catheters, or a balloon catheter having a bifurcated distal end, with a linking guide wire lumen at the distal end of one balloon catheter, or ...


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Randall T Lashinski, Gordon B Bishop: Methods of cardiac valve replacement using nonstented prosthetic valve. Direct Flow Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 14, 2008: US07435257 (98 worldwide citation)

A method of implanting a prosthetic valve within a heart comprises translumenally advancing a prosthetic valve comprising an inflatable structure to a position proximate a native valve of the heart. A portion of the inflatable structure that is distal to the native valve is inflated. A portion of th ...


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Randall T Lashinski, Gordon B Bishop: Nonstented temporary valve for cardiovascular therapy. Direct Flow Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 22, 2008: US07320704 (90 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a patient utilizes a temporary valve. In one embodiment, an inflatable structure of a temporary valve is inflated at a cardiovascular site in fluid communication with a native valve. At least a portion of the native valve is removed translumenally. A prosthetic valve is deployed ...


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Randall T Lashinski, Gordon B Bishop: Method of in situ formation of translumenally deployable heart valve support. Direct Flow Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 4, 2008: US07445630 (88 worldwide citation)

A method of implanting a prosthetic valve within the heart comprises translumenally advancing a prosthetic valve comprising an inflatable structure to a position proximate a native valve of the heart. A first chamber of the inflatable structure is inflated and then, independently, a second chamber o ...


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Randall T Lashinski, Gordon B Bishop: Translumenally implantable heart valve with formed in place support. Direct Flow Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 7, 2009: US07556645 (46 worldwide citation)

A cardiovascular prosthetic valve includes a cuff having a distal end and a proximal end. An inflatable structure is coupled to the cuff and has at least one inflatable channel that forms a toroidal structure. A valve is coupled to the cuff; the valve configured to permit flow in a first axial direc ...


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Randall T Lashinski, Gordon B Bishop: Translumenally implantable heart valve with multiple chamber formed in place support. Direct Flow Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 6, 2011: US08012201 (36 worldwide citation)

A cardiovascular prosthetic valve comprises an inflatable body that has at least a first inflatable chamber and a second inflatable chamber that is not in fluid communication with the first inflatable chamber. The inflatable body is configured to form, at least in part, a generally annular ring. A v ...


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Randall T Lashinski, Gerard von Hoffmann, Richard S Kusleika, Michael R Forman, David Mark Taylor: Remotely activated mitral annuloplasty system and methods. Edwards Lifesciences, David Hauser, Michael Crapenhoft, April 13, 2010: US07695512 (35 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are implants and methods for remote remodeling of a mitral valve annulus. The implant comprises a body transformable from a flexible configuration for navigation to a treatment site, to a remodeling configuration for, in one application, applying pressure to the posterior leaflet of the mi ...


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Randall T Lashinski, David Mark Taylor, Richard S Kusleika: Remotely adjustable coronary sinus implant. Edwards Lifesciences, Melinda Michalerya, August 9, 2011: US07993397 (32 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods and devices for applying pressure to an adjacent tissue structure, such as the annulus of the mitral valve. An adjustable implant is provided with an elongate control line having a distal end connected to the implant and a proximal end spaced apart from the implant. The device ...