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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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4603

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Geshlider, Robert A San Francisco, US 40 3743
Haug, Ulrich R Campbell, US 46 4377
Michlitsch, Kenneth J Livermore, US 71 3948
Morejohn, Dwight P Davis, US 104 6923
Salahieh, Amr Saratoga, US 152 10338
Saul, Tom El Granada, US 71 3688
Valencia, Hans F Berkeley, US 59 4450

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5,443,499 Radially expandable tubular prosthesis 171 1994
6,398,807 Braided branching stent, method for treating a lumen therewith, and process for manufacture therefor 203 2000
6,622,604 Process for manufacturing a braided bifurcated stent 173 2000
6,652,571 Braided, branched, implantable device and processes for manufacture thereof 163 2000
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 459 1994
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MEDTRONIC CV LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L. (1)
9,132,007 Anti-paravalvular leakage components for a transcatheter valve prosthesis 0 2013
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
8,568,472 Integrated heart valve delivery system 6 2007
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
9,199,085 Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization 0 2013
 
CAISSON INTERVENTIONAL, LLC (2)
9,011,515 Heart valve assembly systems and methods 0 2013
9,050,188 Methods and systems for heart valve therapy 0 2014
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (5)
8,062,357 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,075,614 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2007
8,133,271 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,062,356 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
 
Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
8,246,678 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 7 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (25)
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 4 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 7 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 16 2003
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 18 2004
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 4 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 12 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 5 2005
9,005,273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 2 2007
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 11 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 15 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 5 2008
* 8,114,147 Continuous double layered stent for migration resistance 6 2009
* 2009/0312,834 CONTINUOUS DOUBLE LAYERED STENT FOR MIGRATION RESISTANCE 39 2009
8,992,608 Everting heart valve 0 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 19 2009
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 6 2011
* 8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 4 2011
* 2012/0016,469 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Heart Valve 6 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 1 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 4 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 3 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 4 2011
9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2011
8,663,314 Continuous double layered stent for migration resistance 0 2012
8,998,976 Coupling system for medical devices 1 2012
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
9,241,794 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2014
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
9,144,492 Truncated leaflet for prosthetic heart valves, preformed valve 0 2013
9,101,469 Prosthetic heart valve with leaflet shelving 0 2013
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 0 2013
8,870,948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 4 2014
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (6)
* 9,149,358 Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
* 2009/0192,586 Delivery Systems for Prosthetic Heart Valves 79 2009
9,144,663 Methods and devices for repairing and/or preventing paravalvular leakage post-implantation of a valve prosthesis 0 2012
9,072,602 Transcatheter valve prosthesis having a variable shaped cross-section for preventing paravalvular leakage 0 2012
9,232,995 Valve prosthesis and method for delivery 0 2013
8,986,375 Anti-paravalvular leakage component for a transcatheter valve prosthesis 0 2013
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