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William W Angell, David L Yoon: Heart valve stent and process for preparing a stented heart valve prosthesis. William W Angell, Thomas E Ciotti, July 19, 1977: US04035849 (476 worldwide citation)

An anatomically configured stent for a tanned, expanded natural tissue heart valve, a valve prosthesis including the stent, and a process for preparing the prosthesis are disclosed. The stent comprises a frame having three struts, two of which are biased radially inwardly and the third of which is a ...


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Manuel T Alonso: Heart valve prosthesis. Medtronic, Robert J Klepinski, July 16, 1991: US05032128 (471 worldwide citation)

A heart valve prosthesis and method for replacement of the same are disclosed. The prosthesis includes a sewing ring for permanent attachment to heart tissue, and a valve assembly which is replaceably mounted within the sewing ring in a spaced-apart relationship to define a cylindrical cutting path ...


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Robert B Davis, John Skelton, Richard E Clark, Wilbur M Swanson: Heart valve prosthesis. Albany International, Washington University, Kenway & Jenney, November 3, 1981: US04297749 (421 worldwide citation)

A frame system for heart valve prosthesis. A first frame has at least three generally parallel legs each comprising a pair of rod portions connected at one end and diverging at the other end as lobes respectively connecting with rod portions of others of said legs. The lobes form an aperture therebe ...


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James Peter Anduiza, Rodolfo C Quijano, Hosheng Tu: Percutaneously deliverable heart valve. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, April 5, 2005: US06875231 (364 worldwide citation)

A percutaneously deliverable heart valve prosthesis and method of delivery, wherein the prosthesis is anchored to a valvular annulus of a patient and used to replace the patient's diseased valve. The prosthesis is supported by a rigid frame that is generally fixed, but capable of being modified betw ...


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David John Wheatley, John Fisher, David Williams: Heart valve prosthesis. Aortech Europe, Ratner & Prestia, January 9, 2001: US06171335 (300 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a prosthetic valve having a generally annular frame with three post and three scallops. The frame is tri-symmetric with an axis of symmetry defined by the axis of blood flow through the valve. The external surface of the frame is generally cylindrical with diameter D. Each lea ...


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William W Angell: Natural tissue heart valve and stent prosthesis and method for making the same. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, January 19, 1999: US05861028 (299 worldwide citation)

A composite natural tissue heart valve prosthesis which may be mounted in a cloth-covered, generally anatomical stent is disclosed. The prosthesis includes three adjacent tanned heart valve leaflets of generally similar size, shape and symmetry that are attached to adjacent leaflets along their resp ...


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Guy Vanney, Kurt D Krueger, Michael J Girard: Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve. St Jude Medical, Hallie A Finucane, November 5, 1996: US05571175 (273 worldwide citation)

An artificial heart valve prosthesis for use in a heart includes an orifice defining a lumen therethrough for blood flow. An occluder is carried in the orifice and is movable between an open position which allows blood flow through the lumen and a closed position in which flow through the lumen is b ...


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Shlomo Gabbay: Method of implantation of a heart valve prosthesis through a tubular catheter. Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino, September 28, 2010: US07803185 (255 worldwide citation)

A method of implanting a heart valve prosthesis is disclosed. A valve is mounted within a support apparatus that is deformable between an expanded and a reduced cross-sectional condition. The prosthesis can be implanted into a patient's heart, such as during a direct vision procedure through a gener ...


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Demetrio J Vazquez, Louis A Campbell, Jeffrey M Mabrey: Sutureless heart valve prosthesis. Sulzer Carbomedics, Timothy L Scott, Kenneth S Barrow, September 11, 2001: US06287339 (244 worldwide citation)

A heart valve prosthesis which incorporates a substantially permanently implantable abutment structure which is surgically attached to a native heart valve annulus through utilization of a resilient metal substructure having an attachment portion which moves into engagement with a native heart annul ...


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Charles Durward Griffin, Louis A Campbell, Tammi Elizabethy Klostermeyer: Heart valve prosthesis with a resiliently deformable retaining member. Sulzer Carbomedics, Blossom E Loo, Timothy L Scott, November 6, 2001: US06312465 (241 worldwide citation)

A valve body assembly for being mounted adjacent an annulus within a heart. A first retainer is attached to the valve body assembly for engaging a first side of the annulus. A second retainer is attached to the valve body assembly and includes a resiliently-deformable retaining member for resilientl ...