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Stented prosthetic heart valve delivery system having an expandable bumper

Delivery devices for delivery of a stented prosthetic heart valve. Various delivery devices include an outer sheath assembly including an outer sheath connected to a capsule that is advanced proximally to retain the prosthetic valve, which is secured over an inner shaft assembly of the delivery device. The delivery device... Medtronic Vascular Inc

System and crossing a native heart valve with a guidewire

A system for crossing a heart valve with a guidewire includes an advancement motor and a controller. The controller controls when the advancement motor advances and retracts the guidewire. The controller is coupled to an electrocardiogram device and determines the systolic and diastolic phase of the heart from information/data from... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Pouches with multi-layer walls for improved durability and protection medical devices

A flexible, sterilizable pouch includes a first wall coupled to a second wall and a cavity defined between the first wall and the second wall. The cavity is configured to receive a medical device, and the pouch is configured to seal the medical device within the cavity. At least one... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Balloon catheter including braided portions forming perfusion openings

A balloon catheter includes a balloon coupled to a shaft. The shaft includes a proximal perfusion portion disposed proximal of the balloon and a distal perfusion portion disposed distal of the balloon. The proximal and distal perfusion portions each are formed by a respective plurality of wire members woven together... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Pressure measuring catheter with adenosine infusion

An intracoronary catheter measures pressure distal to a lesion (Pd) and has a fluid lumen for administers adenosine to a patient's vasculature. A controller is configured to provide an injection of adenosine, wait for a period of time, measure Pd, and compare Pd to the Pd measured before the injection... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Stent-graft having supported transition stent and method

A stent-graft includes a graft material having a main body, a first leg, a second leg, and a transition region where the first leg and the second leg meet the main body. A main body transition stent is coupled to the main body. A transition stent support including a gusset... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Heart valve prosthesis and separate support flange for attachment thereto

A valve prosthesis assembly for implantation into a native valve site. The valve prosthesis assembly includes a valve prosthesis with a prosthetic valve component and a frame. The frame of the valve prosthesis includes a central portion supporting the prosthetic valve component, the central portion being configured to fit within... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Transcatheter guidewire delivery systems, catheter assemblies for guidewire delivery, and methods for percutaneous guidewire delivery across heart valves

Transcatheter guidewire delivery systems, catheter assemblies and associated methods for percutaneous guidewire delivery across heart valves are disclosed herein. A catheter assembly configured in accordance herewith includes an elongated tubular component and an alignment assembly at a distal portion of the tubular component and which is adapted to be located... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Transcatheter guidewire delivery systems, catheter assemblies for guidewire delivery, and methods for percutaneous guidewire delivery across heart valves

Transcatheter guidewire delivery systems, catheter assemblies and associated methods for percutaneous guidewire delivery across heart valves are disclosed herein. A catheter assembly configured in accordance herewith includes an elongated tubular component and an alignment assembly at a distal portion of the tubular component and which is adapted to be located... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Coated sutures for reducing stent graft endoleaks

The present technology relates generally to endovascular prostheses. More particularly, the disclosure relates to endovascular prostheses having a graft material and a stent structure attached with a suture, or a seam formed by a suture, where the suture has a coating that expands upon exposure to body fluids. The expansion... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Catheter and calculating fractional flow reserve

A catheter for measuring a fractional flow reserve includes a proximal shaft, a distal shaft coupled to a distal portion of the proximal shaft, and a pressure sensor coupled to the distal shaft. The distal shaft includes a middle wall portion configured to extend through a stenosis in a vessel.... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Delivery devices for implantable medical devices and methods of manufacturing same

This disclosure describes, among other things, methods, devices, and systems for non-invasive evaluation of a patient's vascular system and custom design and manufacture of one or more components of a delivery device for delivery and deployment of an implantable medical device, such as a prosthetic heart valve. For example, a... Medtronic Vascular Inc

High-pressure dilatation catheter balloon

A dilatation catheter includes a high-pressure balloon component comprising an inner balloon and an outer balloon. An interior of the inner balloon is in fluid communication with a lumen of the catheter for receiving inflation fluid therefrom. The outer balloon defines a separate interior within which the inner balloon is... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Tissue compression device with tension limiting strap retainer

Tissue compression devices having a tension limiting strap retainer and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices described herein may include a strap retainer that is attached to a base by an elastic member that is configured to draw the strap retainer towards the base. The tissue compression... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Slip card for long sealed trays and method

A delivery system package includes a tray, a delivery system, and a slip card between the tray and the delivery system. To remove the delivery system, a pull tab of the slip card is moved to raise the slip card including the delivery system from the tray. At the same... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Biomatter capture mechanism and method

In accordance with one embodiment, a method of capturing biomatter includes placing a device comprising the biomatter within an extension tube, the extension tube being coupled to a tray. A fold is created in the extension tube sealing the extension tube and the biomatter contained therein. The extension tube is... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Controlled tip release stent graft delivery system and method

An apparatus and method of deploying a stent graft having a proximal anchor stent ring includes restraining proximal apexes of the proximal anchor stent ring between a spindle body of a spindle and a control release sleeve of a tapered tip. The control release sleeve is advanced relative to the... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Device retention mechanism and method

A device retention assembly includes a delivery system and a device retention mechanism retaining the delivery system. The device retention mechanism includes a tray, a base coupled to the tray, and retaining flanges pivotally coupled to the base. The delivery system is enclosed within an opening defined by the base... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Medical device and plasticized nylon material

A plasticized nylon and a medical device including plasticized nylon. The medical device may be a dilatation balloon. Also disclosed are methods of plasticizing nylon.... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Methods for anchoring a heart valve prosthesis in a transcatheter valve implantation procedure

Methods of deploying and securing a heart valve prosthesis are disclosed. A heart valve prosthesis (100) having a plurality of anchor guides (212) is loaded within a catheter-based delivery device, wherein each of the anchor guides is releasably engaged by a respective elongate member (338) and wherein tensioning of the... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Methods, devices and systems for treating venous insufficiency

Methods and systems for improving the competency of a venous valve wherein one or more compressor(s) (e.g., space occupying material(s) or implantable device(s)) is/are delivered to one or more location(s) adjacent to a venous valve to compress the venous valve in a manner that causes one or both leaflets of... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Modular valve prosthesis, delivery system, and delivering and deploying a modular valve prosthesis

A modular valve prosthesis includes an inflow stent, a valve component including a valve stent and a prosthetic valve, and an outflow stent. In a radially compressed delivery configuration, an inflow end of the valve stent is separated from an outflow end of the inflow stent and an outflow end... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Coated endovascular prostheses for aneurism treatment

The present technology relates generally to endovascular prostheses. More particularly, the disclosure relates to endovascular prostheses having an outer surface of a graft material thereof associated with a hydrogel composition, which may swell upon implantation within a blood vessel, thereby mediating various complications associated with endovascular procedures. The hydrogel compositions... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Transcatheter valve delivery system with crimped prosthetic heart valve

Stented prosthetic heart valve crimping tools and methods, and transcatheter delivery systems for delivering a crimped prosthetic heart valve. Methods of the present disclosure include crimping or compressing a stented prosthetic heart valve via spherical compression to a spherically compressed shape, and then delivering the so-shaped prosthesis to a target... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Customizing the elution profile of a stent

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for customizing an elution profile of a stent after manufacture of the stent has been completed. The stent includes a plurality of side ports for eluting a drug formulation within a lumenal space of a hollow strut that forms the stent. An effective diameter of... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Drug-eluting stent formed from a deformable hollow strut for a customizable elution rate

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for customizing an elution rate of a stent. The stent includes a hollow strut that forms the stent, the hollow strut defining a lumenal space, a drug formulation disposed within the lumenal space of the hollow strut, and at least one side port for eluting... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Multilayer balloons

In some examples, a medical device includes a balloon inflatable to an inflated configuration. The balloon includes an outer layer coextruded on an inner layer. The outer layer has a maximum radial ratio that is lower than that of the inner layer.... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Guide extension catheter with grooved push member segment

A guide extension catheter includes a push member and a distal shaft. The push member includes a segment having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The segment includes a groove in the first surface. The second surface is substantially flat. The distal shaft is coupled... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Transcatheter valve delivery system with septum hole closure tip assembly

Transcatheter heart valve delivery systems having a tip assembly configured to close the hole or perforation made in a patient's septal wall after transseptal delivery of a stented prosthetic heart valve to a defective heart valve (e.g., a mitral valve). The delivery device is configured to permit in vivo release... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with lateral offset control

Delivery devices for a stented prosthetic heart valve. The delivery device includes a spindle, at least one cord, and a lateral control feature. The cord is tensioned to crimp the prosthesis to a compressed condition for delivery to a target site. Tension is lessened to allow the prosthesis to self-expand.... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with protective feature

Delivery devices for a stented prosthetic heart valve. The delivery device includes a spindle, at least one cord, and a covering feature associated with the spindle for selectively covering at least a portion of a stented prosthetic heart valve tethered to the spindle in a delivery state. In some embodiments,... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Tool and compressing a stented prosthesis

A tool for compressing a stented prosthesis. The tool includes first and second sets of rollers. The first set includes a plurality of rollers arranged to define a first working region having a first working diameter. The second set includes a plurality of rollers arranged to define a second working... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Prosthesis with guide lumen

Tubular prosthesis for deployment in a human body passageway comprises a tubular member adapted for placement in a passageway in a human body and a tube. The tubular member has a tubular wall, first and second end openings, and a side opening formed in the tubular wall between the first... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Prosthetic heart valve devices with tethered anchors and associated systems and methods

Prosthetic heart valve devices with tethered anchors and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A heart valve device configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, a valve support for carrying a prosthetic valve. The valve support can be configured to be implanted at... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Implantable medical device delivery system

A system for delivering an implantable medical device to a treatment site within a patient includes an implantable medical device including a rigid body, and a delivery device. The delivery device includes an elongated catheter shaft and an expandable balloon connected to the elongated catheter shaft adjacent a distal end... Medtronic Vascular Inc

11/02/17 / #20170312484

Drug coated inflatable balloon having a thermal dependent release layer

A medical device includes an inflatable balloon defining an interior surface and an exterior surface, and a coating including a therapeutic agent disposed on the exterior surface of the inflatable balloon. The coating has a release transition temperature within a range from about 25° C. to about 50° C. When... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303922

Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ

Systems and methods introduce and prosthesis into a blood vessel or hollow body organ by intra-vascular access. The prosthesis is secured in place by fasteners which are implanted by an applier that is also deployed by intra-vascular access. The applier is configured to permit controlled, selective release of the fastener... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304041

Dissection prosthesis system and method

A dissection prosthesis system for implantation within a blood vessel includes a first prosthesis and a second prosthesis. The first prosthesis includes a first stent ring, a second stent ring, a first graft material band coupling the first stent ring to the second stent ring, a third stent ring, and... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304097

Stent-graft delivery system having an inner shaft component with a loading pad or covering on a distal segment thereof for stent retention

A catheter for delivering a self-expanding stent-graft prosthesis includes an inner shaft component having a distal segment over which the stent-graft prosthesis is loaded in a compressed delivery configuration. The distal segment has a covering that is intimately disposed thereover. The covering forms a raised outer surface on the distal... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304595

Balloon catheter including a drug delivery sheath

A balloon catheter includes an elongated catheter shaft, an expandable balloon connected to the elongated catheter shaft, and a sheath that defines a lumen and includes a therapeutic agent disposed within the lumen. The balloon catheter further includes a first configuration and a second configuration. When in the first configuration,... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296324

Iliac branch device and method

An iliac branch device includes an iliac septum limb configured to be deployed in the common iliac artery. The iliac septum limb includes a graft material, a proximal end, and a septum. The graft material defines a common iliac lumen extending between the proximal end and the septum, the graft... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296325

Stent-graft prosthesis and manufacture

A stent-graft prosthesis includes a generally tubular outer PTFE layer, a generally tubular helical stent, a generally tubular inner PTFE layer, and a suture or fabric support strip. The outer PTFE layer defines an outer layer lumen. The helical stent is disposed within the outer layer lumen and defines a... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296783

Guide extension catheter with helically-shaped entry port

A guide extension catheter includes a push member and a distal shaft coupled to and extending distally from the push member. The distal shaft includes a shaft wall and a passageway. The shaft wall includes a helically-shaped proximal end and a distal end. The helically-shaped proximal end coils helically about... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290654

Gutter filling stent-graft and method

A primary stent-graft is deployed into a primary vessel to exclude an aneurysm. To maintain perfusion to a branch vessel covered by the primary stent-graft, a gutter filling stent-graft is deployed in parallel to the primary stent-graft. The gutter filling stent-graft includes a balloon that is pressurized and inflated by... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281331

Endoluminal prosthetic devices having fluid-absorbable compositions for repair of a vascular tissue defect

Endoluminal prosthetic devices having fluid-absorbable compositions for repair of vascular tissue defects, such as an aneurysm or dissection, are disclosed herein. A prosthesis for repairing an opening or cavity within a target vessel region configured in accordance herewith includes a tubular body sized to substantially cover the opening or cavity,... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281344

Expandable introducer sheath having a steering mechanism

An expandable introducer sheath provided with a steering mechanism is disclosed. The introducer sheath is configured for providing a prosthesis delivery system percutaneous access to a patient's vasculature. The introducer sheath includes a sheath component defining a central lumen and having a longitudinally-extending, radially-expandable portion. The sheath component also includes... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281912

Drug coated balloon

A balloon catheter includes an inflatable balloon defining an inner and an outer surface. A first biocompatible layer that includes hyaluronic acid is releasably disposed on the outer surface of the balloon. A second drug containing layer is disposed on the first biocompatible layer. The second drug containing layer includes... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273784

Stented prosthetic heart valve having wrap and methods of delivery and deployment

Systems and methods of delivering and deploying a stented prosthetic heart valve having a wrap that is automatically deployed to prevent or mitigate paravalvular leakage. In various embodiments, during transcatheter delivery of the stented prosthetic heart valve, the wrap is extends beyond a stent frame of the stented prosthetic heart... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265838

Cardiac monitor home and telemedicine application

A system for detecting valvular malfunction includes a monitoring device and a processor. The monitoring device includes a heart sound sensor configured to detect heart sounds of the patient, and a signal processor. The processor is configured to receive a signal representative of the detected heart sounds from the signal... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258586

Stented prosthetic heart valve having a wrap and delivery devices

Stented prosthetic heart valves comprising a stent frame having a compressed arrangement for delivery within a patient's vasculature and an expanded arrangement for deployment within a native heart valve. The stented prosthetic heart valves including a paravalvular leakage prevention or mitigation wrap that encircles a stent frame and is formed... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258587

Transcatheter stented prosthetic heart valve delivery devices

Disclosed embodiments and methods provide solutions for coupling and decoupling of a delivery device from a stented prosthetic heart valve with one or more release mechanisms. In situations when one or more sutures get tangled or caught upon attempted retraction of the delivery device and sutures after deployment of the... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258614

Steerable catheter with multiple bending radii via a steering mechanism with telescoping tubular components

A steerable catheter includes a tubular sheath having a longitudinally-extending lumen formed within a wall thereof and a steering mechanism disposed within the longitudinally-extending lumen. The steering mechanism includes a pull tube and a pull wire. At least a segment of the pull wire is coaxially disposed within the pull... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252161

Stented prosthesis delivery system having a bumper

Numerous delivery devices for delivery of a stented prosthesis, such as a stented prosthetic heart valve. Various delivery devices include a capsule that is advanced proximally to retain the stented prosthesis, which is secured over an inner shaft assembly of the delivery device. The delivery device further includes a bumper... Medtronic Vascular Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231749

Stent graft with external scaffolding and method

A scaffolded stent-graft includes a graft material comprising an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface defines a lumen within the graft material. The scaffolded stent-graft further includes a scaffold comprising a mesh coupled to the graft material at the outer surface. The scaffold is configured to promote... Medtronic Vascular Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224467

Endoluminal prosthetic assemblies, and associated percutaneous repair of a vascular tissue defect

A prosthetic assembly for repairing a target tissue defect within a target vessel region configured includes an exclusion structure sized to substantially bypass target tissue defect, and includes a branch assembly. The branch assembly can include a self-expanding outer branch prosthesis having an inflow region configured to deform to a... Medtronic Vascular Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216026

Heart valve prostheses having multiple support arms and methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement

Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated methods for percutaneous or transcatheter heart valve replacement are disclosed herein. A heart valve prosthesis configured in accordance herewith includes a frame having a valve support and a plurality of support arms extending therefrom. The plurality of support arms may include a main support... Medtronic Vascular Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216060

Hollow drug-filled stent and forming hollow drug-filled stent

A stent is formed from a wire having an outer member, a radiopaque core member disposed within a portion of the outer member, and an annular lumen between the radiopaque core member and the outer member. A substance is disposed in the annular lumen to be eluted through at least... Medtronic Vascular Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209262

Bioprosthetic tissue for use as a prosthetic valve leaflet and preparing

Methods of preparing a sheet of bioprosthetic tissue for use as a prosthetic valve leaflet are disclosed. A method includes positioning a sheet of bioprosthetic tissue across an engagement face of a first patterned substrate. The engagement face defines a pattern having at least one raised region and areas of... Medtronic Vascular Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196684

Prosthetic heart valve cooling

Methods of compressing a stented prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. The method including inserting a stented prosthetic heart valve having a self-expandable stent frame into a container, initiating a cooling element in the container, transferring heat through a thermal conductor to cool an interior of the container, reducing a temperature... Medtronic Vascular Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196686

Bioprosthetic tissue repair and reinforcement

A method of reinforcing or repairing a bioprosthetic tissue for use as a prosthetic valve leaflet. The method includes evaluating a bioprosthetic tissue, identifying a defect in the bioprosthetic tissue, and selectively applying an adhesive to a surface of the bioprosthetic tissue at the defect prior to implantation in a... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173214

Methods for preparing dry cross-linked tissue

A method of preparing dry cross-linked biological tissue. A processing solution is prepared that contains a cross-linking agent and an organic water-soluble liquid. Biological tissue is immersed in the processing solution for an effective period of time to substantially displace water from the biological tissue and substantially cross-link the biological... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165063

Valve delivery device with a piezochromatic feedback indicator and methods of use

Heart valve delivery systems and methods for providing a clinician with feedback during a stented prosthetic heart valve delivery procedure. Feedback is provided using piezochromatic indicators incorporated into elements of the delivery device, such as the handle assembly, shaft assembly and capsule to indicate when detrimental forces, or forces nearing... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165066

Devices and methods for transcatheter valve loading and implantation

The present disclosure relates to numerous delivery devices and methods for transcatheter prosthetic heart valve loading, deployment and delivery utilizing at least one suture. Disclosed delivery devices utilize improved suture routing methods and configurations that reduce suture tangling and also provide the ability to adjust the prosthetic heart valve expansion... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165067

Devices and methods for transcatheter valve loading and implantation

The present disclosure relates to numerous devices and methods for transcatheter stented prosthetic heart valve loading and delivery. Such devices and methods reduce suture tangling and also provide the ability to adjust the stented prosthetic heart valve expansion and contraction prior to the final release of the stented prosthetic heart... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165454

Catheter with a lumen shaped as an identification symbol

A catheter includes a catheter shaft having a shaft wall and a lumen extending longitudinally within the shaft wall. The lumen is bounded in radially outward and radially inward directions. The lumen includes a feed portion and an identification symbol fluidly connected to the feed portion. The lumen is configured... Medtronic Vascular Inc

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06/08/17 / #20170156863

Venous valve prostheses

A venous valve prosthesis includes a frame and a prosthetic valve coupled to the frame. With the venous valve prosthesis implanted in a vein, the prosthetic valve includes a closed configuration wherein an outer surface of the prosthetic valve is in contact with a wall of the vein around a... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151422

Handle component for providing a pressurized material

A handle component of a medical device is disclosed for delivering a material to an enclosed cavity or space. The handle component includes a self-contained mechanism for holding the material and for providing or releasing the material to the enclosed cavity. The handle component also includes a pressure relief valve... Medtronic Vascular Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135831

Radiopaque enhanced cobalt alloy for stents

A stent is formed of at least a cobalt-based alloy. The cobalt-based alloy may include 10-35 weight % metal member selected from the group consisting of platinum (Pt), gold (Au), iridium (Ir), osmium (Os), rhenium (Re), tungsten (W), palladium (Pd), tantalum (Ta), and combinations thereof; 16-21 weight % chromium (Cr);... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112619

Systems and methods of sealing a deployed valve component

A sealing system for sealing a valve component in a radially expanded deployed configuration to a wall of a native valve includes a valve component and an expandable sealing ring. The valve component has an inflow portion and outflow portion and includes a frame and a prosthetic valve coupled to... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112620

Systems and methods of sealing a deployed valve component

A sealing system for sealing a valve component in a radially expanded deployed configuration includes a valve component and an expandable sealing component. The valve component includes a frame and a prosthetic valve coupled to the frame. The frame defines a central passage with the prosthetic valve disposed therein. The... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113023

Sheathless guide catheter assembly

A guide catheter assembly includes a dilator and a guide catheter. The dilator includes a dilator lumen extending from a distal opening at a distal end to a proximal opening at a proximal end, and a side exit port proximal of the distal opening and in communication with the dilator... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105758

Scoring balloon catheter

A scoring balloon catheter includes a scoring balloon, a distal control balloon positioned distal of the scoring balloon, a proximal control balloon positioned proximal of the scoring balloon, and a scoring element coupled to the proximal and distal control balloons. The scoring balloon is configured to expand radially and contact... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100141

Occlusion bypassing apparatus with a re-entry needle and a distal stabilization balloon

An occlusion bypassing apparatus for re-entering the true lumen of a vessel after subintimally bypassing an occlusion in a vessel. The apparatus includes an outer shaft component, a needle component, and an inflatable balloon. The outer shaft component has a side port proximal to a distal end thereof and a... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100236

Heart valves prostheses and methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement

Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement are disclosed herein. A transcatheter valve prosthesis configured in accordance herewith includes a frame having a valve support and one or more support arms coupled thereto. The one or more support arms are configured to extend from the... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086996

Apparatus and methods for filling a drug eluting medical device via capillary action

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for filling a therapeutic substance or drug within a hollow wire that forms a stent. The stent is placed within a chamber housing a fluid drug formulation. During filling, the chamber is maintained at or near the vapor-liquid equilibrium of the solvent of the fluid... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079634

Devices, system, and methods for guiding an operative tool into an interior body region

A guide device establishes a guide passage through a guide tube, through which an operative tool can be deployed into an interior body region for use. A steering assembly, in use, deflects or bends the distal end region of the guide tube, so that the operative tool can be placed... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079671

Occlusion bypassing apparatus with a re-entry needle and a stabilization tube

An occlusion bypassing apparatus for re-entering the true lumen of a vessel after subintimally bypassing an occlusion in a vessel. The apparatus includes an outer shaft component having a needle lumen there-through. A proximal end of the outer shaft component is fixed within a handle of the apparatus at a... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080178

Guide extension catheter with perfusion openings

A guide extension catheter includes a proximal shaft, a distal shaft, and a plurality of perfusion openings. The distal shaft includes a jacket and a helical coil structure embedded in the jacket, the distal shaft defining a lumen. The plurality of perfusion openings are disposed though the jacket of the... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056162

Prosthetic valve system having a docking component and a prosthetic valve component

A two-component valve prosthesis system includes a docking component and a prosthetic valve component that is configured to be delivered separately from the docking component. The docking component has a compressed configuration for percutaneous delivery within a vasculature and an expanded configuration for deployment within a native heart valve. The... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056164

Transcatheter valve prostheses having a sealing component formed from tissue having an altered extracellular matrix

A transcatheter valve prosthesis including a sealing component formed from a tissue having an altered extracellular matrix. The altered extracellular matrix includes at least one weakened connection such that the tissue is configured to swell or expand upon contact with a fluid. The altered extracellular matrix does not reduce compressibility... Medtronic Vascular Inc

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02/23/17 / #20170049570

Devices and methods for treating valvular regurgitation

A system for treating mitral valve regurgitation includes a tensioning device having a plurality of helical anchors and a tensioning filament. One embodiment of the invention includes a method for attaching a tensioning device to the annulus of a mitral valve in a trans-leaflet configuration, and applying a tension force... Medtronic Vascular Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035567

System and deflecting a delivery catheter

Distal tips for use with delivery catheters are disclosed that are configured to facilitate deflection of the catheters as they are advanced through the vasculature to a desired treatment site. Distal tips so configured realize one or more of the objectives of safer, more accurate steering of the catheter through... Medtronic Vascular Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027725

Delivery system having a single handed deployment handle for a retractable outer sheath

A delivery system for delivering a prosthesis, the delivery system including a housing, a sheath extending from within the housing, a clutching mechanism housed within the housing, and a cable. The clutching mechanism includes a one-way clutch that transmits a torque from an actuator to an inner shaft assembly when... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020700

Method of forming a drug-eluting medical device

A method of forming a stent includes the steps of forming a composite member into a stent pattern, forming openings through an outer member of the composite member, processing the composite member to remove a portion of the composite member without adversely affecting the outer member, and swaging the outer... Medtronic Vascular Inc








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