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 new patent  Impedance shift detection

A pre-shift set of fiducials each including a pre-shift fiducial impedance location and a pre-shift fiducial magnetic location can be determined. The pre-shift fiducial impedance locations and the pre-shift fiducial magnetic location are associated with a medical device. A post-shift set of fiducials each including a post-shift fiducial impedance location... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

 new patent  Methods and systems for generating smoothed images of an elongate medical device

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for generating smoothed images of an elongate medical device including a plurality of position sensors. The system includes a model construction system configured to be coupled to the medical device and acquire data points corresponding to positions of the position sensors. The computer-based... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Stationary intra-annular halo designs for paravalvular leak (pvl) reduction - active channel filling cuff designs

A prosthetic heart valve may include a collapsible and expandable stent extending in a flow direction between a proximal end and a distal end, a cuff attached to an annulus section of the stent and having an outer surface facing in a radial direction orthogonal to the flow direction, a... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Systems and methods for lesion formation feedback

Apparatuses, systems, and methods of monitoring lesion formation using one-dimensional echograms are disclosed. In certain aspects, lesion formation progress is monitored using the intensity of reflectors in successive echograms during ablation. In another aspect, lesion formation progress is monitored based upon actual or apparent movement of acoustic reflectors before and... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Pmvr clip configurations for mitral leaflet

A clip for leaflet tissue includes a substantially cylindrical hollow body having a proximal end and a distal end. In an initial configuration of the clip, the distal end has a diameter that is smaller than the diameter of the hollow body. The distal end is held in an expanded... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Ablation catheter with electrodes

A catheter configured to deliver therapeutic energy to a tissue can include can include an elongate shaft extending along a shaft longitudinal axis and comprising a shaft proximal end and a shaft distal end. The catheter can include a flexible tip assembly comprising a tip assembly outer surface, wherein the... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Flexible electrode

A flexible electrode includes an internal spring with an increased spring rate and/or distal-end and proximal-end turns having increased diameters. In an embodiment, a catheter electrode comprises an electrode body defining a cavity therein, the cavity comprising a first diameter; and a spring disposed within the cavity, the spring comprising... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Transcatheter valve implantation access sheaths

An introducer provides access to a surgical site in a patient. The introducer includes a proximal housing configured to be positioned outside the patient and a sheath extending from the proximal housing to a distal end of the introducer. One or more handles may be housed at least partially within... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

System and electrophysiology procedures

A method of performing a cardiac electrophysiology procedure includes using a magnetically-localizable catheter to generate a cardiac model and then removing the catheter from the patient's heart. An electrophysiology catheter, such as a multi-electrode, non-contact mapping catheter, is then inserted into the heart. The electrophysiology catheter is also magnetically-localizable, and... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Catheter system and electrode assembly for intraprocedural evaluation of renal denervation

The present disclosure provides catheter systems, electrode assemblies, and methods for electrically stimulating one or more points about the circumference of the renal artery to provide real time intraprocedural operational feedback to the operator of a renal denervation procedure to allow for more precise and thorough ablation of the renal... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

System, method, and visualizing cardiac timing information using animations

An animated electrophysiology map is generated from a plurality of data points, each including measured electrophysiology information, location information, and timing information. The electrophysiology and location information can be used to generate the electrophysiology map, such as a local activation time, peak-to-peak voltage, or fractionation map. Animated timing markers can... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Imaging device

An apparatus for imaging tissue in three dimensions (e.g. ICE catheter) includes a shaft, a static imaging element (20) disposed within the shaft, an oscillating energy deflector (24) positioned within the beam path of the imaging element, and a drive assembly operable to oscillate the energy deflector. The imaging element... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Ablation system, methods, and controllers

Multi-electrode ablation systems, methods, and controllers are described. In one example, a method of beginning an ablation procedure using a multi-electrode ablation system is described. The method includes selectively coupling the output of a power supply to a first electrode of a plurality of electrodes to increase a temperature at... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Heart valve with stent having varying cell densities

A prosthetic heart valve for replacing a native valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent extending between a proximal end and a distal end, the stent including an annulus section adjacent the proximal end and an aortic section adjacent the distal end. The annulus section has cells arranged in at... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Mitral heart valve replacement

A prosthetic heart valve having an inflow end, an outflow end and a longitudinal axis extending from the inflow end to the outflow end includes a collapsible and expandable stent including a plurality of cells arranged in at least one row extending around a circumference of the stent. The stent... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Aortic insufficiency valve percutaneous valve anchoring

A method of implanting a stented device in a cardiovascular system of a mammalian subject includes guiding a delivery device that has an anchoring device connected to a distal end thereof within the cardiovascular system to a target location. The anchoring device has a body and a mooring feature extending... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Systems and methods for device implantation

An implantable delivery system has an inner shaft (20) with a device-carrying region (28) and an outer shaft (40) surrounding the inner shaft. A sheath (41) at a distal end of the outer shaft covers the device-carrying region when the outer shaft is in an advanced position. A sleeve (50)... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Mitral valve delivery device

A delivery device for a collapsible prosthetic heart valve may include a catheter assembly and an operating handle. The catheter assembly may include an inner shaft around which a compartment is defined, and a distal sheath having proximal and distal segments configured to enclose the compartment. The operating handle may... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Irrigated high density electrode catheter

An irrigated high density electrode catheter can comprise a catheter shaft. The catheter shaft can include a proximal end and a distal end and can define a catheter shaft longitudinal axis. A flexible tip portion can be located adjacent to the distal end of the catheter shaft. An irrigated coupler... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Lesion prediction based in part on tissue characterization

A method for determining a predicted lesion size formed in a tissue by receiving or calculating a measure of contact force between the electrode and the tissue, determining a tissue characterization, and calculating the predicted lesion size using both the measure of contact force and the tissue characterization. A system... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Radiopaque transcatheter valve and anatomical markers

A prosthetic valve assembly for implantation in a patient's circulatory system includes a stent, a valve member coupled to the stent and defining a preferred landing zone relative to anatomical structures in the patient's circulatory system, and at least one marker positioned in a predetermined relationship relative to the landing... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Stent assembly for use in prosthetic heart valves

A prosthetic heart valve having a cuff attached to a stent provides a seal for preventing paravalvular leakage. The cuff may be constructed from known sealing materials to fill in and around paravalvular leakage gaps, while continuously collapsing down into a low profile volume within the stent. The cuff is... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Stent graft having extended landing area and using the same

A medical device for treating a target site within a lumen having an arcuate portion is provided. The medical device includes a first tubular portion comprising a proximal and distal end, and a second tubular portion comprising a proximal and distal end. A linking portion couples the first and second... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

System and analyzing biological signals and generating electrophysiology maps

A method of generating a cardiac electrophysiology map includes receiving a reference biological signal and an electrical signal indicative of electrical activity at a location on a patient's heart. Using a graphical user interface, a practitioner designates at least two trigger point icons, one upward-pointing and one downward-pointing, on a... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Leaflet suturing to commissure points for prosthetic heart valve

A collapsible prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent and a collapsible and expandable valve assembly. The stent has a proximal end and a distal end. A plurality of commissure points is disposed on the stent. The valve assembly is disposed within the stent and includes a plurality... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Mapping variable loop catheter handle

A catheter including a loop member adjustment mechanism for adjusting a diameter of a loop member is provided. The catheter further includes a longitudinally-extending catheter shaft including a proximal end portion and a distal end deflectable portion, wherein the distal end deflectable portion includes the loop member. The loop adjustment... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Circular catheter with non-circular shaping wire

A catheter has a body including a proximal region, a neck region, and a distal region. A shaping wire is disposed within the distal region to predispose it into at least a partial loop, which may have a fixed or variable radius of curvature. The shaping wire includes a distal... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Multiple thermocouple assembly with reduced wire count

A multiple thermocouple assembly with a reduced wire count is configured for use in an ablation catheter tip. In at least one embodiment, the assembly comprises a first metal material comprising a plurality of junctions; a plurality of conductors comprising a second metal material, each conductor connected to the first... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Leaflet attachment for function in various shapes and sizes

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent and a plurality of commissure features disposed on the stent. A collapsible and expandable valve assembly includes a plurality of leaflets connected to the plurality of commissure features, each commissure feature including a body having a proximal end and a... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Percutaneous catheter directed collapsible medical closure device

The present disclosure provides an improved collapsible medical closure device fabricated from a tubular wire mesh material. The collapsible medical closure device has an expanded preset configuration and an elongated collapsed reduced diameter configuration for delivery through a delivery catheter or other delivery means to a desired treatment site. The... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Systems and methods for intraprocedural evaluation of renal denervation

The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and apparatuses for providing real time intraprocedural operational feedback to the operator as to the success of a renal denervation procedure and its overall effectiveness for reducing the blood pressure of a subject to allow for more precise and thorough ablation of the renal... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Apparatus and heart valve repair

A device for gathering tissue of a heart valve leaflet may include an outer tube extending in an elongated direction, a capture tool moveable in the outer tube between a contained position and a use position, and a tissue securing component disposed at a distal end of the outer tube... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Medical device including an actuator restraining assembly

The present disclosure provides a medical device comprising an actuator restraining assembly configured to assist in restraining a catheter shaft in a deflected configuration. The actuator restraining assembly may include a brake element, a release element, a connecting sheath, and a connecting rod disposed in a catheter handle, wherein the... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Adhesive patch for use with reusable medical devices

An apparatus for use in securing a reusable medical device to an exterior surface of a patient's body includes a cushion, a first adhesive member, and a second adhesive member. The cushion includes a bottom side, a top side opposite the bottom side, and an opening adapted to receive at... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

Staged development devices and methods for transcatheter heart valve delivery

A delivery device for a collapsible heart valve includes an operating handle and a catheter assembly. The operating handle includes a frame defining a movement space therein, a carriage assembly moveable in a longitudinal direction within the movement space, and a coupler having locked and unlocked conditions, the coupler being... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231580

Methods and systems for electrophysiology mapping using medical images

A method of displaying electrophysiology information includes obtaining a three-dimensional medical image of an anatomical region, registering a localization system to the model; localizing an electrophysiology catheter within the anatomical region; displaying a representation of the localization of the electrophysiology catheter on the model; and displaying image slices of the... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231764

Transcatheter valve with paravalvular leak sealing ring

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent extending from an inflow end to an outflow end and a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets coupled to the stent. The prosthetic heart valve may also include a sealing ring coupled to the inflow end of the stent, the sealing... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224482

Puckering seal for reduced paravalvular leakage

A heart valve assembly includes a heart valve, a self-expandable and collapsible stent, and a sealing member. The stent includes an inflow end and an outflow end and is configured to support the heart valve internally. The sealing member is connected to and extends circumferentially around the stent. The sealing... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215970

Depicting force

A force exerted on a distal end of an elongate medical device can be determined. A graphical representation of the distal end of the elongate medical device and a graphical representation of the force exerted on the distal end of the elongate medical device can be computed. The graphical representation... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202468

Atraumatic coupling and catheter employing the same

A catheter includes a proximal shaft and a distal shaft having differing diameters; often, the distal shaft will have a smaller diameter than the proximal shaft. A coupling joins the distal shaft to the proximal shaft. For example, a proximal portion of the distal shaft can be inserted into the... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202667

System for loading a collapsible heart valve

An assembly for collapsing a self-expanding prosthetic heart valve includes a compression member, a support member and a constricting member. The compression member has a tapered wall between its first open end and its second open end, the tapered wall defining an open space adapted to receive the valve. The... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196477

Mounting assembly for a magnetic field generator

The present disclosure provides a mounting assembly for attaching medical equipment to a patient table. In one particular embodiment, the present disclosure provides a mounting assembly for attaching a magnetic field generator to a patient table. The mounting assembly allows for the secure attachment of the magnetic field generator to... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196553

Suture clips and methods of deploying same

A suture clip includes a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall defining a lumen through the body from the proximal end to the distal end. At least one engaging arm is movable between a loaded condition in which the engaging arm is oriented substantially parallel... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197060

Asymmetric catheter curve shapes

A deflectable catheter shaft with compression resistance coils is configured to create different curve shapes when the catheter is steered or deflected in different directions. One or more compression resistance coils include an elongated-pitch section. The compression resistance coils may be pull wire compression coils or body compression coils.... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189174

Paravalvular sealing via extended cuff mechanisms

A prosthetic heart valve 300 may include a collapsible and expandable stent 306 having a proximal end 302, a distal end 304, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end, and a plurality of cells connected to one another in annular rows around the stent, a cuff 312 attached to the... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189182

Paravalvular leak protection

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end, and a collapsible and expandable valve assembly, the valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets connected to at least one of the stent and a cuff. The heart valve further includes a... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172654

Ablation catheter and associated methods

Devices and techniques that enable multiple electrodes to be positioned proximate organic tissue, such as human tissue. In one embodiment, a catheter is provided that includes a shaft and a distal segment. The distal segment includes a plurality of electrodes configured in a plane that is substantially parallel with the... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165053

Bowed runners for paravalvular leak protection

A prosthetic heart valve for replacing a native valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end, the stent being formed of a plurality of struts forming cells. A valve assembly is disposed within the stent, the valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156612

Methods and systems for statistically analyzing electrograms for local abnormal ventricular activities and mapping the same

Cardiac activity (e.g., a cardiac electrogram) is analyzed for local abnormal ventricular activity (LAVA), such as by using a LAVA detection and analysis module incorporated into an electroanatomical mapping system. The module transforms the electrogram signal into the wavelet domain to compute as scalogram; computes a one-dimensional LAVA function of... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143414

Multi-electrode ablator tip having dual-mode, omni-directional feedback capabilities

Electrode assemblies include segmented electrodes disposed on a catheter. The segmented electrodes can be constructed at the tip of the catheter. Tip electrodes can be constructed from an electrically insulative substrate comprising an inner lumen, an external tip surface, and a plurality of channels extending from the inner lumen to... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143441

Flexible sensors and related systems for determining forces applied to an object, such as a surgical instrument, and methods for manufacturing same

Methods of manufacturing a flexible force sensor include forming a first sensor part providing a plurality of spaced first electrode plates in an electrically non-conductive material. A second sensor part is also formed and includes a plurality of second electrode plates in an electrically non-conductive material. The second electrode plates... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143479

Leaflet abrasion mitigation

A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent extending in a longitudinal direction and having a plurality of commissure features. A valve assembly is secured to the stent, the valve assembly including a cuff and a plurality of leaflets. Each of the leaflets has a pair of attachment regions and a... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135813

Leaflet-cuff attachments for prosthetic heart valve

A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent having a collapsed condition and an expanded condition, the stent having a proximal end, a distal end and a plurality of commissure features. The heart valve further includes a valve assembly secured to the stent, the valve assembly including a cuff and a... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119400

Percutaneous catheter directed intravascular occlusion devices

Embodiments of the present invention provide an improved vascular occlusion device for occlusion of a passageway, cavity, or the like. According to one embodiment, a medical device for occluding a left atrial appendage is provided. The medical device includes a first portion having at least one plane of occlusion that... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112404

High density electrode mapping catheter

Various embodiments of the present disclosure can include a flexible catheter tip. The flexible catheter tip can comprise an inboard understructure that defines a tip longitudinal axis, wherein the inboard understructure is formed from a first continuous element that includes a first rectangular cross-section. In some embodiments, an outboard understructure... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112405

High density electrode mapping catheter

An integrated electrode structure can comprise a catheter shaft comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the catheter shaft defining a catheter shaft longitudinal axis. A flexible tip portion can be located adjacent to the distal end of the catheter shaft, the flexible tip portion comprising a flexible framework.... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112623

Alignment of an implantable medical device

A medical device delivery system includes an inner shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, a support shaft having a proximal end and a distal end and an articulating assembly disposed between the inner shaft and the support shaft. The support shaft is sized for insertion into the... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100055

Multi-layer body surface electrodes

The present disclosure provides a multi-layer body surface electrode. The multi-layer body surface electrode includes a first layer having a first diameter, a second layer having a second diameter, and a third layer having a third diameter. The second layer is positioned between the first layer and the third layer,... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095172

Methods and systems for generating electrophysiological maps

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for generating an electrophysiological map of a geometric structure. The system includes a computer-based model construction system configured to acquire electrical information at a plurality of diagnostic landmark points, assign a color value, based on the acquired electrical information, to each of the... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098055

Methods and systems for displaying electrophysiological lesions

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for rendering lesions on a geometric surface model of a geometric structure. The system includes a computer-based model construction system configured to create a three-dimensional (3D) texture map including a plurality of voxels each having a tissue necrosis value, increment the tissue necrosis... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086971

Subannular sealing for paravalvular leak protection

A prosthetic heart valve for replacing a native valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The stent includes an annulus section adjacent the proximal end and having a first diameter, a plurality of first struts forming cells, and a plurality of... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086972

Leaflet in configuration for function in various shapes and sizes

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end, a distal end, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end and an aortic section adjacent the distal end. The heart valve further includes a plurality of commissure features disposed on the stent, and a collapsible and... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079263

Simulated environment for transcatheter heart valve repair

An apparatus for applying liquid pressure to resected tissue may include a fixture, a papillary assembly coupled to the fixture and having first and second spaced apart papillary attachment elements, and a resected mitral valve attached to the fixture. The fixture may have a first chamber, a second chamber, and... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079785

Stents with anchoring sections

A stent (300, 400, 400′) for a prosthetic heart valve includes a body having an inflow end (310, 410) and an outflow end (312, 412), and an anchoring section (340, 440) adjacent the inflow end. The anchoring section may include structure (342, 344, 420) that extends radially outwardly from the... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079786

Self-expanding heart valves for coronary perfusion and sealing

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent including a plurality of struts forming cells, the stent having a proximal end, a distal end, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end, an aortic section adjacent the distal end, and a transition section disposed between the annulus section and... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

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03/23/17 / #20170079792

Staged deployment devices and methods for transcatheter heart valve delivery systems

A delivery device for a collapsible heart valve includes an operating handle, including a frame defining a movement space therein, a carriage assembly moveable within the movement space, and a first resheathing lock having a locked position and an unlocked position. The delivery device further includes a catheter assembly, including... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079795

Pneumatically power-assisted tavi delivery system

A delivery device for a collapsible prosthetic heart valve may include an operating handle and a catheter assembly. The handle may include a housing, a piston cylinder, a piston longitudinally slidable within the piston cylinder, the piston and the piston cylinder together defining at least one pressure chamber, a deployment... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071493

Cardiac mapping bi-directional activation detection of electrograms

In a system and computer implemented method for mapping of an anatomic structure and bi-directional activation detection of electrograms such as atrial and/or ventricular electrograms, both positive and negative deflections of an electrogram signal are analyzed over an analysis time period of the signal. At least one characteristic of the... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065227

Electrode support structure assembly

An electrode support structure assembly in a body in accordance with one embodiment of the present teachings includes a plug defining a longitudinal axis. The plug includes a lumen extending in an axial direction and including an axial distal end and a distal tip adjacent to the axial distal end... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/09/17 / #20170069232

Transcatheter heart valve delivery deployment simulator

An apparatus for simulation of an anatomical structure may include a left ventricle component having an inlet port configured to receive fluid flow therethrough, an aortic arch component having an outlet port configured to receive fluid flow therethrough, an aortic annulus component attached to and disposed between the left ventricle... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055864

Methods and systems for identifying and mapping cardiac activation wavefronts

A map of cardiac activation wavefronts can be created from a plurality of mesh nodes, each of which is assigned a conduction velocity vector. Directed edges are defined to interconnect the mesh nodes, and weights are assigned to the directed edges, thereby creating a weighted directed conduction velocity graph. A... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056168

Delivery system deflection mechanism

A delivery device for a prosthetic heart valve includes a proximal sheath and a distal sheath. The proximal sheath has a distal end disposed at an oblique angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the proximal sheath, and the distal sheath has a proximal end disposed at an oblique angle... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056624

Mechanism for controlling unintentional movement of components

The present disclosure provides a medical device (10) comprising a friction member (30, 48) configured to assist in controlling and/or limiting unintentional and/or undesirable movement between two releasably secured components (18, 28) of the medical device. The releasably secured components may be part of a resistance assembly for holding a... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049348

Systems and methods for using electrophysiology properties for classifying arrhythmia sources

A method for determining electrophysiology properties of tissue comprising acquiring electrical signal data from a plurality of electrodes (130) of one or more catheters, determining at least one electrode clique from the plurality of adjacent electrodes (136), computing local conduction velocity vectors for the at least one electrode clique (138),... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049564

Transcatheter valve replacement

A prosthetic heart valve having an inflow end and an outflow end includes a collapsible and expandable stent, a collapsible and expandable valve assembly disposed within the stent and having a plurality of leaflets, and a deformable frame having a first end and a second end. The frame includes braided... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049994

Threaded, locking handle mechanism for attaching to shaft

A catheter assembly comprising a catheter handle (101) with a collet (118) disposed at a distal end. The collet is coupled to a strain relief (107) comprising a nut (122) and a strain relief projection (135). The collet comprises at least one leaflet (124, 125) and at least one collet... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042449

System and local electrophysiological characterization of cardiac substrate using multi-electrode catheters

A system for determining electrophysiological data comprising an electronic control unit configured to acquire electrophysiology signals from a plurality of electrodes (130) of one or more catheters, select at least one clique of electrodes from the plurality of electrodes (136) to determine a plurality of local E field data points,... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042481

System and rendering a motion model of a beating heart

Location data associated with a cardiac wall motion during a cardiac cycle can be received. The cardiac cycle can be divided into incremental phases. The location data associated with the cardiac wall motion can be assigned to the incremental phases. A fiducial pair of coordinates can be determined for each... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042611

Ablation catheters and systems including rotational monitoring means

The present disclosure provides an improved ablation catheter. In particular, the present disclosure provides an improved renal denervation ablation catheter and system including a catheter handle and a means for tracking, monitoring, and/or recording the circumferential angular history of the renal denervation ablation catheter handle. The renal denervation ablation catheters... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042673

Collapsible heart valve including stents with tapered struts

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of commissure features disposed between the proximal end and the distal end. The stent includes a plurality of struts, selected ones of the struts having multiple widths along their length... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

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02/16/17 / #20170042677

Apparatus and aortic protection and tavi planar alignment

An assembly for guiding a medical apparatus within a patient includes an elongated shaft and a balloon affixed to the shaft and movable between a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. A mesh material may be affixed to the shaft and movable between a collapsed condition and an expanded condition.... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035570

Assembly and loading a self-expanding collapsible heart valve

An assembly for collapsing a prosthetic heart valve includes a compression member and a pusher member. The compression member has a first open end with a first diameter, a second open end with a second diameter less than the first diameter, and a tapered wall between the first open end... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014086

Methods and systems for mapping local conduction velocity

The local conduction velocity of a cardiac activation wavefront can be computed by collecting a plurality of electrophysiology (“EP”) data points using a multi-electrode catheter, with each EP data point including both position data and local activation time (“LAT”) data. For any EP data point, a neighborhood of EP data... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014231

Valve holder with leaflet protection

An implantation device for a prosthetic heart valve includes a valve holder for maintaining the prosthetic heart valve in a closed configuration and at least one protective sheet coupled to the valve holder, the at least one protective sheet being configured to cover a leaflet of the heart valve during... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007262

Flanged occlusion devices and methods

Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000381

Magnetic localization of a medical device

A method of localizing a medical device in a magnetic localization field is disclosed. The medical device includes a distal region forming at least a partial loop and can be devoid of dedicated magnetic localization sensors. A conductive loop is defined by a conductive segment of the partial loop between... St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc








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