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US20120203330 METHOD OF POST-OPERATIVE ADJUSTMENT FOR MITRAL VALVE IMPLANT  
The present invention is directed to a mechanism and procedure for adjusting a cardiac implant during the early post-operative period, such as, for example, the first 2-5 days after surgery....
US20130110226 Tools, Systems, and Methods for Remodeling Tissue  
A tool for remodeling a tissue annulus includes an elongate handle and a reshaping element on a distal end of the handle. The reshaping element may be directable between a first configuration to...
US20140207231 ANCHORING OF PROSTHETIC VALVE SUPPORTS  
Apparatus is provided, including: (1) a delivery tube, transluminally advanceable to the heart of the subject; (2) a prosthetic valve support, configured to support a prosthetic valve at a native...
US20140018910 ADJUSTABLE PROSTHETIC VALVE IMPLANT  
A prosthetic implant for treating a diseased aortic valve is described. The prosthetic implant includes a substantially tubular body configured to be positioned in an aorta of a patient, at or...
US20110295366 MOUNTING TOOL FOR LOADING A PROSTHESIS  
The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent...
US20140155994 TAVR Ventricular Catheter  
A catheter for positioning a valve during a transcatheter aortic valve replacement is formed from a resilient hollow body conformable to a guide wire when a guide wire is passed in through an...
US20110046725 METHOD OF IMAGING FOR HEART VALVE IMPLANT PROCEDURE  
A method as a workflow for imaging for a heart valve implant procedure includes positioning the patient and an articulated imaging apparatus relative to one another, inducing rapid ventricular...
US20120209375 STABILITY DEVICE FOR USE WITH PERCUTANEOUS DELIVERY SYSTEMS  
A delivery system for stabilizing a catheter shaft across an aortic arch can include one or more stabilizing members configured to fix or stabilize the position of the catheter relative to the...
US20110071623 METHODS FOR DEPLOYING A PROSTHESIS  
The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent...
US20140303720 TISSUE PLICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE  
A tissue plication device and method of using the same is described. The tissue plication device includes a helical fastener having a distal portion with a first pitch and a proximal portion with...
US20150164639 DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS FOR HEART VALVE REPAIR  
Devices, systems and methods facilitate positioning of a cardiac valve annulus treatment device, thus enhancing treatment of the annulus. Methods generally involve advancing an anchor delivery...
US20110066234 Percutaneous Mitral Valve Annuloplasty Delivery System  
The invention is a tissue shaping system, including a tissue shaping device with an expandable anchor and a lock; a delivery catheter; a delivery mechanism adapted to deliver the tissue shaping...
US20110208296 Catheter Assembly with Valve Crimping Accessories  
Catheter assemblies including a handle assembly located on the proximal end of the catheter assembly and a distal tip assembly located on the distal end of the catheter assembly. A crimping funnel...
US20110082538 MEDICAL DEVICE, KIT AND METHOD FOR CONSTRICTING TISSUE OR A BODILY ORIFICE, FOR EXAMPLE, A MITRAL VALVE  
A device, kit and method may include or employ an implantable device (e.g., annuloplasty implant) and a tool operable to implant such. The implantable device is positionable in a cavity of a...
US20110106246 TRANSAPICAL DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE  
A delivery device for a stented heart valve comprises a handle, an inner catheter shaft extending from the handle and having an enlarged bumper element at a distal end, an outer catheter shaft...
US20140128964 Stent Seals and Methods for Sealing an Expandable Stent  
Embodiments of the present disclosure are related to devices and techniques for para-valve sealing of an expandable stent-valve implanted using a catheter. In some embodiments, a stent-valve is...
US20140214152 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HEART VALVE REPAIR  
A repair device for repairing a heart valve leaflet in a patient includes a hollow body with a capture tool and a tissue puncture element at the distal end thereof. The capture tool may be used to...
US20150018939 Delivery System with Projections  
Delivery systems for delivering medical devices and prosthetic heart valves in a patient's body are disclosed. The delivery system may include a catheter-based delivery system. The delivery system...
US20110264204 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING AN ENDOCARDIAL DEVICE  
Apical reconstruction and support devices for use in a patient's ventricle include removable implants that may partition the ventricle. Such devices may be implanted using an applicator or system...
US20130274618 GUIDEWIRE SYSTEM FOR USE IN TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION PROCEDURES  
A guidewire system may include a tubular guidewire including at least one lumen and a plurality of apertures disposed through an outer wall, and at least one pressure wire slidably disposed within...
US20130238089 METHOD FOR ANCHORING A MITRAL VALVE  
An artificial mitral valve is anchored in the left atrium by placing the valve between the annulus of the natural mitral valve and an artificial annulus. The artificial annulus is formed by...
US20120035717 Catheter Assembly with Valve Crimping Accessories  
Valve delivery catheter assemblies including components that limit trauma to the expanded prosthetic valve and body channels as the distal tip of the catheter is withdrawn through the expanded...
US20140005769 Transcatheter Heart Valve Delivery System With Reduced Area Moment of Inertia  
A device for percutaneously repairing a heart valve of a patient including a self-expanding, stented prosthetic heart valve and a delivery system. The delivery system includes delivery sheath...
US20110251680 Transcatheter Heart Valve Delivery System With Reduced Area Moment of Inertia  
A device for percutaneously repairing a heart valve of a patient including a self-expanding, stented prosthetic heart valve and a delivery system. The delivery system includes delivery sheath...
US20150073540 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENDOVASCULARLY REPLACING A HEART VALVE  
The invention includes methods of and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. One aspect of the invention provides a method including the steps of endovascularly...
US20120016469 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Heart Valve  
The invention includes methods of and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. One aspect of the invention provides a method including the steps of endovascularly...
US20130345797 MEDICAL DEVICE, KIT AND METHOD FOR CONSTRICTING TISSUE OR A BODILY ORIFICE, FOR EXAMPLE, A MITRAL VALVE  
A device, kit and method may employ an implantable device (e.g., annuloplasty implant) and a tool to implant such. The implantable device is positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a...
US20120053683 LEAFLET ENGAGEMENT ELEMENTS AND METHODS FOR USE THEREOF  
The present invention relates to apparatus for methods for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes an expandable anchor with leaflet engagement elements on the...
US20110071624 DEVICES FOR RETRIEVING A PROSTHESIS  
The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent...
US20140005770 Catheter Assembly With Valve Crimping Accessories  
Valve delivery catheter assemblies including components that limit trauma to the expanded prosthetic valve and body channels as the distal tip of the catheter is withdrawn through the expanded...
US20150127094 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING A MEDICAL IMPLANT  
The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for endovascularly delivering and releasing a prosthesis, e.g., an aortic prosthesis, within and/or across a patient's native heart valve,...
US20110257735 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING A MEDICAL IMPLANT  
The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for endovascularly delivering and releasing a prosthesis, e.g., an aortic prosthesis, within and/or across a patient's native heart valve,...
US20120310332 Delivery Catheter System With Micro and Macro Movement Control  
A prosthetic valve delivery system that is improved in controllability by way of a proximal handle system. Such a handle system of the present invention advantageously permits a controlled fine or...
US20120029627 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascular Heart Valve Replacement Comprising Tissue Grasping Elements  
The present invention provides an apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes an expandable anchor supporting a replacement valve,...
US20120123529 PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE  
Embodiments of a radially collapsible and expandable prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. A valve frame can have a tapered profile when mounted on a delivery shaft, with an inflow end portion...
US20150025623 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CARDIAC VALVE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT  
A method of delivering a prosthetic mitral valve includes delivering a distal anchor from a delivery sheath such that the distal anchor self-expands inside a first heart chamber on a first side of...
US20140277405 MITRAL VALVE SPACER AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANTING THE SAME  
A trans-femoral implant includes an anchor assembly and a balloon assembly configured to be separately delivered to an implant site within a heart. Once delivered, the anchor assembly and balloon...
US20140249622 Implant Intended for Positioning in a Blood Flow Passage and Associated Treatment Device  
The implant (12) according to the invention comprises a tubular frame (16), a plurality of distal arms (18) capable of pressing on a first face of a tissue, and a plurality of proximal arms (20)...
US20150100117 TREATMENT CATHETER MEMBER WITH ENCIRCLING FUNCTION  
A catheter member (1) for interacting with a circumferential tissue structure (10) includes an elongate primary catheter (70) which has an inner lumen (80) and which extends along a longitudinal...
US20140128966 AUTOMATIC SUTURING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USE  
An automatic suturing apparatus comprises triggers that activate suturing and securing of the tissue of a patient. An automatic suturing apparatus also comprises triggers that activate suturing...
US20140243962 Inversion Delivery Device and Method For A Prosthesis  
A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the...
US20140243961 Inversion Delivery Device and Method For A Prosthesis  
A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the...
US20140243960 Inversion Delivery Device and Method For A Prosthesis  
A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the...
US20140243959 Inversion Delivery Device and Method For A Prosthesis  
A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the...
US20130197629 Inversion Delivery Device And Method For A Prosthesis  
A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the...
US20130150955 ACTIVE HOLDER FOR ANNULOPLASTY RING DELIVERY  
An active annuloplasty ring holder having a template that can be folded or pivoted to the side allowing the template to align longitudinally with the handle and enter the patient's chest through a...
US20150073537 COLLAPSIBLE CARDIAC IMPLANT AND DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS  
A collapsible device, such as an annuloplasty ring or prosthetic heart valve, is configured to be collapsed prior to being introduced into a patient via minimally-invasive access points such as...
US20140188216 EXPANDABLE ILIAC SHEATH AND METHOD OF USE  
Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, small cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal...
US20140371844 TRANSCATHETER MITRAL VALVE AND DELIVERY SYSTEM  
A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent, a collapsible and expandable valve assembly disposed within the stent, and one or more features coupled to the stent for at...
US20120316641 Device and Method for Reducing Cardiac Valve Regurgitation  
A catheter (4) based medical system (1) and medical procedure for reducing cardiac valve regurgitation are disclosed. The system comprises a resilient curvilinear shaped annuloplasty implant (3)...