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 new patent  Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves

An assembly includes an expandable prosthetic heart valve, a catheter shaft, and a stabilization device. The expandable prosthetic heart valve has a valve body and a plurality of leaflets coupled to the valve body. The catheter shaft has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The prosthetic heart... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

 new patent  Sizing methods for a valved conduit graft

A sizing tool for use in implanting a composite valved conduit having a prosthetic heart valve on a distal end attached to a conduit graft that extends to a proximal end. The tool includes a proximal handle and a distal shaft, a prosthetic heart valve sizer having an axis affixed... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Prosthetic heart valve with cusp positioners

A prosthetic heart valve has three cusp regions positioned at an inflow end intermediate three commissure regions positioned at an outflow end thereof. A support frame including three cusp positioners is fixed with respect to a leaflet frame and located intermediate each pair of adjacent commissure regions. The valve is... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Prosthetic heart valve with reduced stitching

An implantable prosthetic valve that is radially collapsible to a collapsed configuration and radially expandable to an expanded configuration includes an annular frame including a plurality of angled strut members, and a skirt member secured to the frame. The skirt member includes a plurality of extension portions wrapped around at... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Device and increasing flow through the left atrial appendage

Methods and devices for increasing flow in the left atrial appendage (LAA) include a conduit directing blood flow from a pulmonary artery into the LAA and/or a conduit drawing blood from the LAA by a Bernoulli effect. In one embodiment, a method comprises implanting a conduit in a pulmonary vein,... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Multi-direction steerable handles for steering catheters

Disclosed herein are steerable catheter assemblies that utilize various mechanisms to accomplish independent control of catheter flex magnitude and catheter flex direction to provide improved steerability of an attached catheter. Some embodiments include a catheter with two or more pull wires that flex the catheter and a control handle coupled... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Multi-direction steerable handles for steering catheters

Steerable catheters include cam and follower mechanisms that provide independent control of catheter flex magnitude and catheter flex direction to provide improved steerability of an attached catheter. In certain embodiments, the steerable catheter assemblies include two or more pull wires that flex the catheter, and a control handle coupled to... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Multi-direction steerable handles for steering catheters

Disclosed herein are steerable catheter assemblies and methods of steering catheters that utilize ball and socket mechanisms to accomplish independent control of catheter flex magnitude and catheter flex direction. Some embodiments include a catheter with two or more pull wires that flex the catheter, a first ball, a socket coupled... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Multi-direction steerable handles for steering catheters

Disclosed herein are steerable catheter assemblies and methods of steering catheters that utilize gimbal plate and ring mechanisms to accomplish independent control of catheter flex magnitude and catheter flex direction. Some embodiments include a catheter with two or more pull wires that flex the catheter, a housing connected to the... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Methods of fabricating a transcatheter device having an inflatable balloon

Inflatable devices are disclosed including a surface which has a network of polymer chains and is configured to be inflatable into a therapeutically or diagnostically useful shape, and at least one ultrashort laser pulse-formed modification in the surface. The network can, for example, include a network morphology that is substantially... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Tissue retractor

A surgical site retractor is configured to retract tissue, such as in an intercostal procedure. The retractor may be formed from non-radiopaque material for improved monitoring via X-ray imaging. The retractor may have a rigid retractor and a soft tissue retractor, where the rigid retractor has a plurality of legs... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Suture clips, deployment devices therefor, and methods of use

A device for deploying a suture clip onto a suture can include a proximal handle portion that includes an actuation mechanism. The device can also include an outer shaft defining an inner lumen. A crimping assembly can be at least partially disposed within a distal end of the outer shaft.... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Heart valve docking coils and systems

Anchoring or docking devices configured to be positioned at a native valve of a human heart and to provide structural support for docking a prosthetic valve therein. The docking devices can have coiled structures that define an inner space in which the prosthetic valve can be held. The docking devices... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Multi-portion replacement heart valve prosthesis

A replacement mitral valve prosthesis includes a support structure and a valve body having three flexible leaflets. The support structure preferably includes an internal valve frame and an external sealing frame. The valve frame supports the flexible leaflets. The sealing frame is adapted to conform to the shape of the... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Heart valve docking system

Docking devices can be configured to be positioned at a native valve of a human heart to provide structural support for docking a prosthetic valve. The docking devices generally have coiled structures that define an inner space in which the prosthetic valve can be held. Some docking devices can be... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Steerable delivery system for replacement mitral valve and methods of use

Devices, systems and methods are described herein to provide improved steerability for delivering a prosthesis to a body location, for example, for delivering a replacement mitral valve to a native mitral valve location. The delivery system can include a number of advantageous steering and delivery features, in particular for the... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Annulus rings with suture clips

Disclosed herein are annular prosthetic devices, such as annuloplasty rings, that include suture clips integrated into or mounted within an annular frame. The clips can quickly secure to sutures to obviate the need to tied knots in the sutures during implantation. Embodiments comprise an annular frame having an open central... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Bioprosthetic heart valves having adaptive seals to minimize paravalvular leakage

A packaged bioprosthetic heart valve comprising a bioprosthetic heart valve, an adaptive seal and a package. The bioprosthetic heart valve comprises an at least partially dehydrated biological tissue leaflet structure coupled to a supporting frame. The bioprosthetic heart valve has a periphery, an inflow portion, and an outflow portion. The... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Collapsible cardiac implant and deployment system

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 port holes or intercostal incisions. A holder is configured to hold the collapsible device, and to selectively collapse the device... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valve

A delivery apparatus for a prosthetic heart valve includes a shaft, an inner balloon, and an outer balloon. The shaft has a lumen extending from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion and a plurality of openings formed in the distal end portion. The shaft is configured such... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Devices for remodeling a valve annulus and ventricle

Devices and related methods of use are provided for improving heart function. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a device includes a ring-like structure configured to be secured to a heart valve; at least one elongate member extending from the ring-like structure, wherein an end of the elongate member... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Health monitoring unit with hypotension predictive graphical user interface (gui)

A health monitoring unit includes a hardware processor, a memory, a display, and a graphical user interface (GUI) stored in the memory. The GUI is executed by the processor to provide a selection screen enabling a user to select parameters for viewing on the display from among health parameters of... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Retaining mechanisms for prosthetic valves

Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems used to deliver a prosthetic heart valve to a deficient valve. In one embodiment, for instance, a support member is positioned to at least partially surround the native leaflets of a valve. A locking member is used to couple both... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Prosthetic heart valve

A prosthetic heart valve can include a radially collapsible and expandable annular frame having a plurality of struts defining openings. The prosthetic heart valve can further include a plurality of leaflets that regulate the flow of blood through the frame. The prosthetic heart valve can also include a sealing member... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Retaining mechanisms for prosthetic valves

Prosthetic valve systems for replacing a native valve exhibiting regurgitation comprises a support structure and a transcatheter heart valve (THV) that is separate from the support structure. The support structure can be configured to be positioned such that it extends annularly around the native valve leaflets. After the support structure... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Mean arterial pressure (map) derived prediction of future hypotension

There are provided systems and methods for performing mean arterial pressure (MAP) derived prediction of future hypotension. Such a system includes a hardware unit including a hardware processor and a system memory, a hypotension prediction software code stored in the system memory, and a sensory alarm. The hardware processor is... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Prosthetic heart valve having improved commissure supports

A prosthetic heart valve can comprise a radially collapsible and expandable annular frame and a leaflet structure comprising a plurality of leaflets mounted within the frame. The frame can have commissure attachment portions that are configured to support the commissures of the leaflets in unique ways. For example, commissure attachment... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Replacement heart valve prosthesis

A prosthesis can be configured to grasp intralumenal tissue when deployed within a body cavity and prevent axial flow of fluid around an exterior of the prosthesis. The prosthesis can include an expandable frame configured to radially expand and contract for deployment within the body cavity and a valve body.... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Adjustable annuloplasty ring replica sizer

A dynamic, adjustable annuloplasty ring sizer can include an adjustable ring replica, which can be adjusted through a range of sizes corresponding to available prosthetic annuloplasty repair ring sizes. Actuation of an adjustment trigger on a handle portion of the ring sizer can displace tension wires that extend through a... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Predictive risk model optimization

A system disclosed herein includes a hardware processor and a predictive risk model training software code stored in a system memory. The hardware processor executes the software code to receive vital sign data of a population of subjects including positive and negative subjects with respect to a health state, to... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Predictive weighting of hypotension profiling parameters

A system having a processor obtain a digital hemodynamic data from a hemodynamic sensor, obtain one or more vital sign parameters characterizing vital sign data from the digital hemodynamic data, derive differential parameters based on the one or more vital sign parameters, generate combinatorial parameters using the one or more... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Bio-absorbable wound closure device and method

A wound closure device comprises a first frame and a flexible tubular section connected to the first frame, the first frame implantable through a wound in a patient's skin into a lumen of a blood vessel with a portion of the tubular section extending out through the skin. The tubular... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Device and treating vascular insufficiency

Embodiments of a leaflet clip device and method of reducing regurgitation through a native heart valve are disclosed. A leaflet clip device can include an elongated clipping member having a first end portion and a second end portion and a tensioning mechanism coupled to the clipping member. The leaflet clip... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Docking station for heart valve prosthesis

An anchoring device that can be positioned within a native valve, such as the native mitral valve, to secure a replacement prosthetic valve in place. The anchoring device can comprise a docking station formed of a super elastic wire-like member defining a continuous, closed shape. The docking station can have... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Expandable sheath and methods of using the same

The expandable sheath and methods of use disclosed herein are used to deliver a prosthetic device through a patient's vasculature. The sheath is constructed to be expandable in the circumferential direction, while maintaining sufficient stiffness in the longitudinal direction to withstand pushing and resist kinking The sheath includes a plurality... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367821

System and crimping a prosthetic valve

Embodiments of a crimping device for crimping a radially expandable and compressible prosthetic valve are disclosed. A crimping device can comprise a housing configured to receive a prosthetic valve in a radially expanded state. The housing member can include a funnel segment and an outlet in communication with the funnel... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367858

Compact crimping device

A compact crimping mechanism well-suited for use with devices such as stented prosthetic heart valves. The crimping mechanism includes a plurality of jaws configured for coordinated inward movement toward a crimping axis to reduce the size of a crimping iris around a stented valve. A rotating cam wheel acts on... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170360560

Integrated heart valve delivery system

An assembly includes a prosthetic heart valve and a delivery apparatus for implanting the prosthetic heart valve within the native aortic valve of a patient. The prosthetic heart valve has a radially compressible and expandable metallic stent and a flexible valvular structure mounted within the stent. The delivery apparatus has... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348097

Crimping device

A crimping system for a prosthetic heart valve comprises an elongate rigid body and a radially flexible, tubular sock. The body has an inner lumen extending along a central longitudinal axis between an insertion end and an outlet end. The inner lumen has a greater diameter at the insertion end... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340441

Implantable prosthetic valve with non-laminar flow

A prosthetic heart valve can include an expandable support stent, a valve assembly, and a connecting membrane. The support stent can have first and second end portions and can be configured to be radially expandable from a first configuration to a second configuration. The valve assembly can have an inlet... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340443

Posterior mitral valve leaflet approximation

The present disclosure provides embodiments of a method for improving coaptation of the anterior and posterior mitral valve leaflets by applying a remodeling force to the posterior leaflet. In particular embodiments, a tension member is secured at a location on or proximate to the posterior leaflet. Tension can be applied... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333182

Prosthetic heart valve with cusp positioners

A prosthetic heart valve has three cusp regions positioned at an inflow end intermediate three commissure regions positioned at an outflow end thereof. A support frame including three cusp positioners is fixed with respect to a leaflet frame and located intermediate each pair of adjacent commissure regions. The valve is... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333188

Prosthetic mitral valve

A prosthetic mitral valve with a compressible and expandable stent that, when expanded, is circumferentially oval, elliptical, or D-shaped, with a major axis and a minor axis ratio of from about 3:4 to about 4:5. Embodiments of the stent comprise three commissure regions disposed towards an outflow end and three... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170325976

System and applying material to a stent

Methods for applying polymeric material to a stent are disclosed. A mandrel is coupled to a stent body. The stent body comprises an inner surface defining a cavity and an outer surface opposing the internal surface. The stent body also has a length along an axis defined by the mandrel... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170319341

Systems of heart valve delivery on a beating heart

A delivery system and method for delivering a prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve. The system includes a delivery catheter having a steering mechanism thereon for delivering a balloon-expandable prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve through an introducer passing into the left ventricle through its apex. The introducer... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304050

Beating-heart mitral valve chordae replacement

Methods and devices for the treatment of cardiac valve dysfunction through the placement of lines and anchors. The lines and anchors can form artificial chordae between valve leaflets and the ventricular wall or papillary muscles or connect the two valve leaflets together. The methods and devices offer a mechanism for... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296333

Collapsible prosthetic heart valves

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable support frame extending between an inflow end and an outflow end and a plurality of commissures, wherein each commis sure is formed with an elongate opening. A plurality of leaflets are supported inside the support structure and operative for allowing flow... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296336

Methods for quickly implanting a prosthetic heart valve

A heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve has a base stent that is deployed at a treatment site, and a valve component configured to quickly connect to the base stent. The base stent may take the form... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296338

Methods of packaging and delivering prosthetic heart valves

An improved holder and storage system for prosthetic heart valves that pre-shields or pre-constricts the commissure posts of the valve to prevent suture looping. Pre-shielding and pre-constriction mean at the time of manufacture, so that the valves are stored with the commissure posts shielded and/or constricted. The holders may have... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281337

Spacer for securing a transcatheter valve to a bioprosthetic cardiac structure

A spacer for creating a docking station for a transcatheter heart valve is provided. The spacer changes an effective diameter and/or a shape of an implanted bioprosthetic structure such as a bioprosthetic heart valve or annuloplasty ring, providing a supporting structure into which the transcatheter valve expands without over expanding.... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281340

Expandable surgical heart valve indicators

A prosthetic heart valve configured to replace a native heart valve and for post-implant expansion and having a valve-type indicator thereon visible from outside the body post-implant. The indicator communicates information about the valve, such as the size or orifice diameter of the valve, and/or that the valve has the... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281342

Surgical heart valves adapted for post-implant expansion

A prosthetic heart valve configured to replace a native heart valve and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein is disclosed, together with methods of using same. The prosthetic heart valve may be... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281345

Method for treating an aortic valve

A method of implanting a prosthetic heart valve includes advancing the prosthetic heart valve in a radially-contracted configuration into an annulus of a native aortic valve. The prosthetic heart valve includes a self-expanding body and a plurality of leaflets fastened to the body. The body of the prosthetic heart valve... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281346

Methods of implanting a cardiac implant with integrated suture fasteners

A cardiac implant system including a cardiac implant such as an annuloplasty ring, a prosthetic heart valve, or a valved conduit pre-assembled at the time of manufacture with devices for securing the implant to a heart valve annulus using knotless suture fasteners. The knotless suture fasteners may be embedded within... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170273787

Delivery system for prosthetic heart valve

A delivery apparatus for implanting a prosthetic implant in a native lumen of the body includes a handle portion, and a first shaft extending from and movable relative to the handle portion. The first shaft has a proximal end portion coupled to the handle portion and a distal end portion.... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170265756

Thermodilution injectate measurement and control

Apparatus and methods for the measurement, control, or both, of thermodilution injectate flow for calculation of transpulmonary thermodilution parameters. An injectate delivery system includes a syringe for holding an injectate and a conduit configured at one end to be connected to a catheter. A flow measurement device is interposed in... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170265757

Integrated pressure sensing device

An integrated pressure sensing device is disclosed. Embodiments of the disclosed concepts provide a device that integrates hemodynamic pressure transducers or sensors into a single package. The package can be designed for precordial placement on the subject so that pressure readings are substantially accurate and appropriately calibrated without “leveling” the... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266004

Multi-stranded heat set annuloplasty rings

An annuloplasty repair segment for heart valve annulus repair. In one embodiment a multi-stranded cable replaces solid core wire for both the tricuspid and mitral valves. Cable allows for greater deployment flexibility for minimally-invasive surgical (MIS) implant, while still maintaining the required strength and similar tensile properties of solid-core wire.... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266413

Cam controlled multi-direction steerable handles

Disclosed herein are catheter control handles that include various cam-based mechanisms for controlling the circumferential angle and radial magnitude of flexion of an attached catheter. Control handles can comprise a housing defining a longitudinal axis extending in distal and proximal directions, a cam member that is movable axially relative to... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170258584

Delivery cylinder for prosthetic implant

A delivery cylinder for a prosthetic implant can include a first tubular portion and a second tubular portion. The second tubular portion has a plurality of strut members coupled to the first tubular portion that define a volume for containing the prosthetic implant in a radially compressed state. The strut... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170258585

Valve implant with integrated sensor and transmitter

Sensor-integrated prosthetic valves that can comprise a variety of features, including a plurality of valve leaflets, a frame assembly configured to support the plurality of valve leaflets and define a plurality of commissure supports terminating at an outflow end of the prosthetic valve, a sensor device associated with the frame... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252035

Systems and deploying surgical suture

A device for suturing an incision in an artery has a handle, a supply of suture stored on spindle housed in the handle, a tube extending from the handle having a lumen through which suture extends, and a curved needle at a distal end of the handle, the curved needle... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252040

Self-cinching surgical clips and delivery system

A device and method for deploying self-cinching surgical clips. The device accesses at least two layers of tissue or material from only one side of the tissue or material and punctures through the two layers of tissue or material. The various configurations of clips disclosed herein are made of a... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252157

Low profile transcatheter heart valve

A method of crimping an implantable prosthetic valve can include placing protective material over at least a portion of the implantable prosthetic valve. The protective material can be configured to occupy space between open cells of a frame of the implantable prosthetic valve to prevent damage to a leaflet structure... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170245992

Transapical supplanting an implanted prosthetic heart valve

A method of delivering a prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve annulus while a patient's heart is beating is disclosed. The method includes accessing the left ventricle through an intercostal incision and forming a puncture in the left ventricle. A guidewire is advanced into the left ventricle and through... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

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08/31/17 / #20170246436

Vacuum-based compliance restoration

A compliance restoration device includes a compliance balloon lumen, a chamber support structure disposed in the compliance balloon lumen and configured to expand to support an expanded volume of the compliance balloon lumen, and a spring assembly configured to cause the chamber support structure to expand by applying a force... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239044

Heart valves with increased effective orifice area

A prosthetic heart valve for implant in a human. The valve includes a wireform with undulating inflow cusps and outflow commissure posts to which flexible leaflets attach and coapt in a flow area. Each leaflet may drape over the top of the wireform in the cusp area, but have tabs... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231756

Devices and systems for docking a heart valve

Expandable docking stations for docking an expandable valve can include a valve seat, one or more sealing portions, and one or more retaining portions. The valve seat can be unexpandable or substantially unexpandable beyond a deployed size. The one or more sealing portions are connected to the valve seat and... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231759

Prosthetic valve for replacing mitral valve

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable frame having a main body, an atrial portion, and at least one ventricular anchor. The atrial portion extends radially outwardly relative to the main body and the ventricular anchor extends from a ventricular end of the main body. The main body... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231761

Prosthetic heart valve having multi-level sealing member

Embodiments of a prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. An implantable prosthetic valve may be radially collapsible to a collapsed configuration and radially expandable to an expanded configuration. The prosthetic valve may comprise an annular frame, a leaflet structure positioned within the frame and a plurality of outer skirts positioned around... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231765

Apparatus for controlled heart valve delivery

A prosthetic implant delivery assembly can include a prosthetic implant and an elongate catheter. The prosthetic implant can include an expandable stent portion having a longitudinal axis extending from a first end portion of the stent to a second end portion of the stent. The catheter can include a longitudinal... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224323

Trans-septal closure and port device

A septal closure and port device for implantation in the atrial septum of a patient's heart includes an expandable frame having a central portion defining a lumen, and first and second opposing end portions. The frame is configured to expand and contract between a compressed, tubular configuration for delivery through... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224484

Methods of rapidly deployable surgical heart valves

A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A small number of guide sutures may be provided for... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224487

Convertible annuloplasty ring configured to receive an expandable prosthetic heart valve

The invention is a cardiac implant, and associated methods therefore, configured to repair and/or replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded/changed form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The implant may be configured to... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216028

Systems for placing a coapting member between valvular leaflets

The present invention relates to devices and methods for improving the function of a defective heart valve, and particularly for reducing regurgitation through an atrioventricular heart valve—i.e., the mitral valve and the tricuspid valve. For a tricuspid repair, the device includes an anchor deployed in the tissue of the right... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209263

Method and preparing a contoured biological tissue

An assembly and methods for providing a contoured biological tissue are described. The assembly comprises a first plate and a second plate. The first plate is configured to receive a biological tissue. The second plate is configured to contact and compress the biological tissue received on the first plate. One... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209264

Prosthetic valve for replacing mitral valve

A prosthetic apparatus for implantation in a native mitral valve includes a main body for placement within the native mitral annulus. The main body is compressible to a radially compressed state for delivery into the heart and is self-expandable from the compressed state to a radially expanded state for implantation.... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209265

Aortic insufficiency repair device and method

This application relates to methods, systems, and apparatus for replacing native heart valves with prosthetic heart valves and treating valvular insufficiency. In a representative embodiment, a support frame configured to be implanted in a heart valve comprises an annular main body formed by a plurality of angled struts, the main... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209269

Methods for anchoring a device at a native heart valve annulus

A method and device for anchoring a prosthetic heart valve or annuloplasty ring to a valve annulus in a heart and a method of implanting same is disclosed. The device can include a prosthetic valve or annuloplasty ring with one or more anchors configured to be threaded or otherwise passed... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170188889

Device for measuring an aortic valve annulus in an expanded condition

A device for measuring an expanded internal orifice of a patient includes an orifice- expanding device, a pressure measuring device, and a size-measuring device. The size- measuring device measures a dimension of the orifice after it has been expanded by the orifice-expanding device.... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

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06/22/17 / #20170172736

Texture woven fabric for use in implantable bioprostheses

A textured fabric for an implantable bioprosthesis is provided. The textured fabric can include a woven base layer and a plurality of loops projecting from the woven base layer. The plurality of loops are formed from a composite core-sheath yarn. The core can be made of a material that is... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172739

Holder and deployment system for surgical heart valves

A holder for a hybrid heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The hybrid heart valve includes a non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a self-expandable anchoring stent, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A first suture connects the holder... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170165055

Mitral valve prosthesis

A prosthetic device for treating a mitral valve includes a prosthetic insert member insertable between leaflets of mitral valve. The insert member has an elongated cross-sectional profile for conforming to gap between leaflets of a mitral valve. The device also includes an anchoring member for attachment to heart tissue for... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170165056

Systems for replacing a native heart valve and aorta with a prosthetic heart valve and conduit

A medical device includes an expandable conduit, a prosthetic heart valve and a delivery device, including a balloon catheter. The expandable conduit may include one or more inner or outer sleeves supported by a frame or stent. The sleeve(s) may be a bioprosthetic tissue wrapped, molded or sewn about the... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170156720

Knotless suture fastener installation system

A knotless suture fastener installation system for securing medical devices such as cardiac implants. The knotless suture fasteners may be spring-biased so as to grip onto sutures passed therethrough. The system includes a fastener deployment tool with a proximal handle and a distal shaft to which a fastener cartridge attaches.... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170156722

Systems for securing sutures

Described herein are systems and methods for securing sutures that obviate the need for tying knots. Instead of tying two ends of a suture or two sutures together with a knot, two or more suture portions can be fused or cauterized together using heat. A device can be applied to... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170156839

Storage assembly for prosthetic valve

In a particular embodiment, the present disclosure provides a prosthetic valve delivery assembly that includes a storage tube. A prosthetic valve having a frame is at least partially disposed within the storage tube. A nose cone is located distally to the valve. A removable tab is disposed between the distal... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170156859

Suture deployment of prosthetic heart valve

A delivery apparatus for a prosthetic implant can include an elongate first shaft, a first suture guide coupled to the first shaft, an elongate second shaft, and a second suture guide coupled to the second shaft. The first shaft can extend coaxially through the second shaft and the second suture... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/25/17 / #20170143480

High durability heart valve

An improved heart bioprosthetic device having a metal frame wireform or stent having an outer external surface. The metal frame has a bond layer coating at least a portion of the external surface and a coating layer disposed on at least a portion of the bond layer. The bond layer... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170135814

Safety systems for expansion of prosthetic heart valves

Methods of quickly and easily implanting a quick-connect heart valve prosthesis during a surgical procedure are provided. The heart valve may include a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A system and method for deployment includes an integrated handle... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170135817

Systems and devices for setting an anchor

An anchoring system and related methods are provided for treatment of dilated hearts and of functional valve regurgitation, the system comprising one or more self-expandable or manually expandable anchors and associated devices for fixating a valve splint within the heart. For example, a spade-shaped assembly may be configured to be... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170135818

Ultrasound probe for cardiac treatment

Ultrasound probe systems and methods for using an ultrasound probe to assist during treatment of conditions of the human heart are provided. The method may comprise loading a medical instrument into a guide fastened to the ultrasound probe. The ultrasound probe may be inserted into a patient by way of... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170128197

Prosthetic valve delivery apparatus having clutch mechanism

In a particular embodiment, the present disclosure provides a delivery apparatus for delivering a medical device. The delivery apparatus includes an elongated component with an engagement portion and a disengagement portion. Rotating the elongated component in a first rotational direction moves the travelling component along the engagement portion in a... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170128199

Transcatheter heart valve for replacing natural mitral valve

Embodiments of prosthetic valves for implantation within a native mitral valve are provided. A prosthetic valve may comprise a radially compressible main body and a one-way valve portion. The prosthetic valve may further comprise one or more ventricular anchors coupled to the main body and disposed outside of the main... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170128205

Implant delivery capsule

Disclosed herein are embodiments of delivery capsules for delivering prosthetic implants around the relatively tight bends of a catheter. In particular, disclosed herein are delivery capsules including a tubular layer for holding the heart valve, a frame enclosing the tubular layer and an elongate element coupled to the frame for... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170119368

Suture and repairing a heart

Devices and methods for treating or repairing a heart are disclosed. The device includes at least one radially expandable tissue-engaging element, an elongate member (e.g., suture) coupled to the expandable element, and a locking mechanism (e.g., locking clip, suture knot). The expandable element may be anchored to heart tissue within... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170119375

Suture clip deployment devices

Suture clip deployment devices for applying suture clips to sutures are described. Some embodiments can include a generally tubular main body and a vacuum port located at the distal end, a hollow inner body longitudinally slidable within the main body and extending from the main body at its distal end,... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170119523

Leaflet for low gradient prosthetic heart valve

A low pressure gradient prosthetic heart valve for implant in a human. The valve includes a support frame with undulating inflow cusps and outflow commissure posts to which flexible leaflets attach and coapt in a flow area. The commissure posts angle outward in a neutral state to widen the outflow... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170119525

Replacement prosthetic heart valves

A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure.... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170119526

Adapter for prosthesis delivery device and methods of use

Disclosed herein are embodiments of adapters that can be used to translate and/or rotate the position of a delivery system, such as for use with a replacement mitral valve. The adapters can allow for three-dimensional motion of the delivery system, thus allow for precise positioning and movement of the delivery... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170112608

Dry prosthetic heart valve packaging system

Packaging for prosthetic heart valves including an assembly for stabilizing dry prosthetic tissue implants such as heart valves during storage. The packaging assembly includes a primary sterile barrier feat permits gas sterilization of the tissue implant, and a secondary sterile barrier that prevents oxidation of the implant during storage. Tissue... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170112624

Implant delivery capsule

A delivery system for delivering a stent-mounted heart valve, or other implant, through an introducer sheath. The delivery system includes an elongate catheter supporting a capsule. The capsule contains the stent-mounted heart valve in a crimped or collapsed condition. The delivery system also includes a nosecone with a tapered distal... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation








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