US Patent No: 7,780,725

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Everting heart valve

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The present invention provides methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes a replacement valve and an expandable anchor configured for endovascular delivery to a vicinity of the patient's heart valve. In some embodiments, the replacement valve is adapted to wrap about the anchor, for example, by everting during endovascular deployment. In some embodiments, the replacement valve is not connected to expandable portions of the anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is configured for active foreshortening during endovascular deployment. In some embodiments, the anchor includes expandable lip and skirt regions for engaging the patient's heart valve during deployment. In some embodiments, the anchor comprises a braid fabricated from a single strand of wire. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a lock configured to maintain anchor expansion. The invention also includes methods for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve, wrapping at least a portion of the replacement valve about the anchor, and expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration.

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SADRA MEDICAL, INC.CAMPBELL, CA37

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Geshlider, Robert A San Francisco, CA 55 2382
Haug, Ulrich R Campbell, CA 64 2786
Michlitsch, Kenneth J Livermore, CA 96 2483
Morejohn, Dwight P Davis, CA 129 4917
Salahieh, Amr Saratoga, CA 207 7473
Saul, Tom El Granada, CA 87 2338
Valencia, Hans F Berkeley, CA 75 2889

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6,319,281 Artificial venous valve and sizing catheter 94 1999
6,482,228 Percutaneous aortic valve replacement 242 2000
6,635,079 Shape memory tubular stent 77 2001
2002/0032,481 Heart valve prosthesis and sutureless implantation of a heart valve prosthesis 267 2001
2002/0058,995 Endovascular aortic valve replacement 183 2001
6,821,297 Artificial heart valve, implantation instrument and method therefor 223 2002
2002/0151,970 Methods and devices for implanting cardiac valves 210 2002
2003/0040,772 Delivery devices 257 2002
2004/0049,262 Stent valves and uses of same 174 2003
2005/0096,738 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 170 2003
2005/0203,616 Valve prosthesis for implantation in body channels 107 2005
2005/0283,962 Method for making a medical implant with open-work structure and implant obtained by said method 106 2005

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SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (21)
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 0 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 1 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 3 2003
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 2 2004
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,062,357 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 2 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 1 2005
8,075,614 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2007
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 3 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 3 2008
8,133,271 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,062,356 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 0 2008
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 6 2009
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 1 2011
8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 1 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 1 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
8,114,147 Continuous double layered stent for migration resistance 4 2009
8,663,314 Continuous double layered stent for migration resistance 0 2012
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 0 2013
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
8,568,472 Integrated heart valve delivery system 1 2007
 
Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
8,246,678 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 3 2007

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