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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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Heart valve coaptation device

In one embodiment, a leaflet capture device for improving the coaptation of heart valve leaflets is provided. The leaflet capture device can include a first clip portion having inner and outer portions. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Prosthetic heart valve deployment systems

A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable coupling stent, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Heart valve docking devices and systems

Docking devices for docking a prosthetic valve at a native valve of a heart can include a coiled docking anchor and a retrieval suture. The docking device and retrieval suture can be configured for improved retention and retrieval of the docking device after deployment. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Low-profile heart valve and delivery system

Disclosed replacement heart valves can be designed to be delivered to a native valve site while crimped on a delivery catheter. The crimped profile of the replacement valve can be minimized by, for example, separating a frame or stent structure from a leaflet structure, along the axial direction. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Inverted leaflet prosthetic valve

Prosthetic valve embodiments are described herein that include a frame and a valve member mounted within the frame. The valve members can have a plurality of leaflets that are affixed to one another along their inflow edges, with articulating edges projecting from the inflow edges in the outflow direction. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Suture fastener having spaced-apart layers

In one embodiment, a multi-layer suture fastener that includes a generally disc-shaped body defining a plurality of axially spaced-apart layers. Each layer can include an inner axial surface and an outer axial surface. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Covered heart valve sizer

A heart valve sizer and sizer cover are provided for determining the size of a heart valve annulus. The valve sizer can include a handle, a shaft extending distally from the handle, a sizing element coupled to the distal end of the shaft, the sizing element being movable between a first retracted position and a second expanded position, and a sizer cover. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Docking device made with 3d woven fabric

A docking device for a bioprosthesis is disclosed that can change shape and recover after a deforming stress is removed, that adjusts to surrounding conditions to accommodate different complex anatomic geometries, and that mitigates leakage around the bioprosthesis. The docking device can include a 3d woven fabric forming an internal surface, an outer surface, and a thickness therebetween. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Mechanically expanding heart valve and delivery apparatus therefor

An assembly can comprise a radially expandable and compressible annular frame, at least one linear actuator assembly coupled to the frame and at least one locking mechanism coupled to the frame. The linear actuator can be configured to apply a distally directed force and/or a proximally directed force to the frame to radially expand or compress the frame. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Aortic stenosis classification

According to one implementation, a medical device includes a display, a blood pressure sensor for sensing an arterial blood pressure of a patient and for generating a blood pressure signal, an analog-to-digital converter (adc) for receiving the blood pressure signal and for converting the blood pressure signal to blood pressure data in digital form, and a hardware processor for executing an aortic stenosis diagnostic software code. The hardware processor executes the aortic stenosis diagnostic software code to receive the blood pressure data from the adc, and to identify parameters indicative of aortic stenosis in the patient, based on the blood pressure data. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Methods for stent shaping

An apparatus for crimping a radially expandable stent includes a pressure vessel, shaping balloon, and mandrel. The mandrel is configured to slidingly receive a stent thereon, and to be slidingly advanced into the pressure vessel. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Pre-stressing and capping bioprosthetic tissue

A treatment for bioprosthetic tissue used in implants or for assembled bioprosthetic heart valves to reduce in vivo calcification is disclosed. The method includes preconditioning, pre-stressing, or pre-damaging fixed bioprosthetic tissue in a manner that mimics the damage associated with post-implant use, while, and/or subsequently applying a calcification mitigant such as a capping agent or a linking agent to the damaged tissue. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Methods of conformal expansion of prosthetic heart valves

A system for expanding a device in a conduit or orifice of a human body includes a balloon member that is movable from a first configuration to a second configuration. External surfaces of the balloon member can collectively have a non-cylindrical cross-section relative to a main axis of the balloon member, such that the external surfaces of the balloon member generally conform to the anatomical shape of the conduit or orifice when the balloon member is in the second configuration.. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180147054

Percutaneous leaflet augmentation

In a representative embodiment, an implantable prosthetic heart valve device comprises an elongated body having first and second end portions, the body being configured to be implanted around a native leaflet of a heart valve such that the first end portion is on an atrial side of the leaflet and the second end portion is on a ventricular side of the leaflet and such that the body can coapt with and move away from an opposing native leaflet during operation of the heart valve. The device can further comprises a fastener configured to be mounted on a suture that extends from one of the first or second end portions, through the native leaflet and through the other of the first or second end portions such that the body is secured to the native leaflet.. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133003

Prosthetic heart valve having leaflet inflow below frame

Embodiments of a prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. An implantable prosthetic valve can include an annular frame having an inflow end, an outflow end and a central longitudinal axis extending from the inflow end to the outflow end. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133000

Crimping accessory device for a prosthetic valve

Embodiments are provided of an assembly having a prosthetic valve, the prosthetic valve having a radially expandable and compressible annular frame, and a crimping accessory device, and methods for using the assembly in compressing the prosthetic valve. The frame includes an outer surface and an inner surface. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126124

Apparatus for the introduction and manipulation of multiple telescoping catheters

A delivery apparatus includes a steerable shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a pull-wire conduit that extends through the proximal and distal portions. A pull wire extends through the conduit and has a distal portion that is fixed to the shaft. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125656

Prosthetic heart valve delivery apparatus

Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a prosthetic valve (e.g., prosthetic heart valve) and a valve delivery apparatus for delivery of the prosthetic valve to a native valve site via the human vasculature. The delivery apparatus is particularly suited for advancing a prosthetic heart valve through the aorta (i.e., in a retrograde approach) for replacing a diseased native aortic valve. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125653

Mitral heart valve storage and handling system

An improved holder and storage system for a tissue-type prosthetic mitral heart valve that constricts the commissure posts of the valve and prevents suture looping. A rod axially movable relative to the holder tensions lengths of attachment sutures that extend between the commissure post tips to create a tent and flex the tips inward, thus helping to prevent looping of any of an array of pre-implanted sutures around the leading tips during delivery of the valve. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125645

Mitral valve prosthesis with atrial anchoring

A method of treating a mitral valve without open-heart surgery is disclosed. An expandable prosthesis comprises an anchoring portion and an occluding member coupled to the anchoring portion. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125644

Methods of delivery of heart valves

A prosthetic heart valve can include a valve frame having a wireform portion and a stent portion. The wireform and stent portions can be undetachably coupled together via a plurality of upright struts so as to form a one-piece prosthetic heart valve frame. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125643

Heart valve delivery system with valve catheter

An assembly for treating a native valve in a human heart includes a prosthetic heart valve having an expandable frame and a valvular structure. The assembly also includes a tubular sleeve and a valve catheter disposed within the sleeve. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116795

Prosthetic mitral valve holders

Valve holders and introducers for delivering a prosthetic heart valve to an implant site are in various embodiments configured to facilitate insertion of prosthetic valves through small incisions or access sites on a patient's body. The valve holders can also be configured to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of suture looping or other damage to the prosthetic valve during implantation. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116790

Supra and sub-annular mitral valve delivery system

Methods are described herein for delivering a replacement mitral valve to a native mitral valve location. In one method, ventricular anchors of the replacement mitral valve are released and allowed to reverse orientation while positioned in the left atrium of a human heart. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180104077

Actively controllable stent, stent graft, heart valve and method of controlling same

A delivery apparatus comprises a handle portion and at least one rotatable drive shaft. The handle portion has an actuation mechanism and a display. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180104058

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 to a distal end of the shaft, and a conduit graft replica having an axis mounted on the shaft proximal to the heart valve sizer. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180104049

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092741

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078394

Device and method for 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, expanding an inlet portion such that the conduit becomes anchored within the vein and directs blood through an outlet portion of the conduit into or toward the left atrial appendage.. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078367

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 least one strut member adjacent the extension portions. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078362

Device and method for improving heart valve function

The invention is a method for reducing regurgitation through a mitral valve. The device and method is directed to an anchor portion for engagement with the heart wall and an expandable valve portion configured for deployment between the mitral valve leaflets. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071500

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 unchanged by modification with the ultrashort pulse laser. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071490

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 catheter, a gimbal ring pivotally connected to the housing, a gimbal plate pivotally connected to the gimbal ring to form a gimbal assembly, and an adjustment member coupled to the gimbal assembly, such that the adjustment member is movable axially and rotationally relative to the gimbal assembly. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071489

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 to the first ball to form a ball and socket assembly, and an adjustment member coupled to the ball and socket assembly, such that the adjustment member is movable axially and rotationally relative to the ball and socket assembly. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071488

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 the catheter having a direction control and a magnitude control, both of which are operably coupled to the two or more pull wires by the cam and follower mechanism. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071487

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 to the catheter. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071085

Heart valve pinch devices and delivery systems

Pinch devices and access systems that can be used to secure a prosthetic heart valve to a heart valve annulus and to treat valvular insufficiency. A pinch device can be a separate expandable element from the prosthetic heart valve that is first advanced to the annulus and deployed, after which an expandable prosthetic heart valve can be advanced to within the annulus and deployed. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055634

Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications

A prosthetic heart valve includes a frame, a valve component, and a skirt. The frame has first and second end portions, a central longitudinal axis extending between the first and second end portions, and a plurality of struts interconnected by a plurality of joints. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055630

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055629

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055628

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055509

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055505

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049876

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049873

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 transseptal delivery approach.. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042744

Sealable endovascular implants and methods for their use

A prosthetic implant includes a circumferentially adjustable sealing collar and a rotatable sealer gear. The sealing collar has a central longitudinal axis. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042722

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 for introduction into the patient and then re-enlarge the device at the desired deployment site. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042690

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036126

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 is configured to be secured to heart geometry other than a heart valve; and an adjustment mechanism for simultaneously altering a dimension of the ring-like structure and a length of the elongate member.. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036124

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028313

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028310

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028309

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028076

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 a living subject being tracked by the health monitoring unit. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025290

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 define data sets for use in training a predictive risk model, to transform the vital sign data to parameters characterizing the vital sign data, and to obtain differential parameters based on those parameters. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021135

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 malleable shaft and through a plurality of articulating segments that form the ring replica. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021129

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

01/25/18 / #20180021127

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180020989

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008407

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 of curved arms extending outwardly from a longitudinally extending spine. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008404

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008403

Device and method for 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008249

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 section has a first portion and a second portion, a wall of the tubular section defining a coaxial inner bore. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008205

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 vital sign parameters and the differential parameters, determine a risk score corresponding to a probability of a future hypotension event for the living subject based on a weighted combination of a plurality of hypotension profiling parameters including the one or more vital sign parameters characterizing vital sign data, the differential parameters and the combinatorial parameters, and invoke a sensory alarm if the risk score satisfies a predetermined risk criterion.. . ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000585

Method for replacing a heart valve

A method for replacing a native heart valve in need thereof comprises delivering to the native heart valve an apparatus comprising a valve member, a connecting member, and an anchor member suitable for anchoring the apparatus. The valve member reversibly moves between an open position and a closed position to augment or replace the function of the native valve leaflets, thereby reducing valve regurgitation. ... 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367821

System and method for 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170360585

Systems and methods for manufacturing a stent frame

A prosthetic heart valve can include a support structure, an actuator member, and a plurality of leaflets. The support structure can have a plurality of struts and a plurality of rivets. ... 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354497

Replacement heart valve

A replacement heart valve can have an expandable frame configured to engage a native valve annulus. A valve body can be mounted onto the expandable frame to provide functionality similar to a natural valve. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354496

Replacement heart valve

A replacement heart valve can have an expandable frame configured to engage a native valve annulus. A valve body can be mounted onto the expandable frame to provide functionality similar to a natural valve. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348098

Method of replacing mitral valve

A method of implanting a prosthetic mitral heart valve includes advancing a guidewire through a femoral vein, an atrial septum, and a native mitral valve. A guide catheter is advanced over the guidewire and a delivery catheter is advanced through the guide catheter. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340440

Prosthesis for atraumatically grasping intralumenal tissue and methods of delivery

A prosthesis can comprise an expandable frame, a plurality of distal anchors and a plurality of proximal anchors. The anchors can extend outwardly from the frame. ... 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 curved cusp regions between adjacent commissure regions. ... 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170325976

System and method for applying material to a stent

Methods for applying polymeric material to a stent are disclosed. A mandrel is coupled to a stent body. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 a pliant sealing edge of the cardiac implant, or they may be positioned adjacent to the sealing edge. ... 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. ... 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 configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally expanded form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon or other mechanical expander.. ... 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 capacity for post-implant expansion. ... 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

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 / #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 the housing and also movable rotationally about the longitudinal axis relative to the housing, at least one follower engaged with the cam member such that the at least one follower moves relative to the handle in response to the movement of the cam member, and pull wires that are coupled to the at least one follower and that extend distally out of the handle and into a steerable catheter. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 assembly and configured to generate a sensor signal, for example, a sensor signal indicating deflection of one or more of the plurality of commissure supports, and a transmitter assembly configured to receive the sensor signal from the sensor device and wirelessly transmit a transmission signal that is based at least in part on the sensor signal.. . ... 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. ... 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 of the implantable prosthetic valve. ... 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252035

Systems and method for 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 having an opening through which a free end of the suture extends. A method for suturing an incision in an artery includes creating sequential openings in first and second flaps of the incision, with loops of suture extending through openings in one flap, with a free end of suture extending through the second flap being pulled through the loops and secured to another free end of suture extending through the first flap, to close the incision.. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

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 on a first end of the chamber support structure.. . ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170245992

Transapical method of 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231762

Replacement heart valve

A replacement heart valve can have an expandable frame configured to engage a native valve annulus. A valve body can be mounted onto the expandable frame to provide functionality similar to a natural valve. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace/repair a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon. ... 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224481

Prosthetic heart valve and method

A system for replacing a deficient native aortic valve includes an implantable prosthetic valve having a self-expandable frame and a valve assembly formed with three valve leaflets. The self-expandable frame includes a plurality of support beams, each support beam having a plurality of preformed bores for allowing the valve assembly to be anchored to the frame at least in part by stitching that extends through the leaflets and through the preformed bores of the support beams. ... 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 the patient's vasculature and an expanded configuration in which the first and second end portions extend radially outwardly from the opposite ends of the central portion. ... 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 ventricle, in an orifice opening to the right atrium, or anchored to the tricuspid valve. ... 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 underneath a native leaflet and/or subvalvular tissue to secure the device at the native annulus.. ... 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 body including a plurality of peaks formed by the intersection of respective adjacent struts. ... 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 / #20170209263

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189183

Prosthetic heart valve and method

A prosthetic heart valve comprises a radially crimpable and radially expandable, net-like, annular support frame and a valve assembly disposed therein, the valve assembly comprising a conduit tapering from an inlet towards an outlet thereof. Some embodiments or the support frame comprise a proximal portion and a distal portion, a diameter of the proximal portion smaller than a diameter of the distal portion. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189179

Replacement mitral valve

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 an annular flap positioned around an exterior of the expandable frame. ... 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

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172724

Surgical implant devices and methods for their manufacture and use

Sealable and repositionable implant devices are provided with one or more improvements that increase the ability of implants such as endovascular grafts to be precisely deployed or re-deployed, with better in situ accommodation to the local anatomy of the targeted recipient anatomic site, and/or with the ability for post-deployment adjustment to accommodate anatomic changes that might compromise the efficacy of the implant. A surgical implant includes an implant body and a selectively adjustable assembly attached to the implant body, having adjustable elements, and operable to cause a configuration change in a portion of the implant body and, thereby, permit implantation of the implant body within an anatomic orifice to effect a seal therein under normal physiological conditions.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 guide, the first suture guide can be disposed distal to the second suture guide, and the first suture guide and the second suture guide can be configured to be axially movable relative to each other.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 deployed in a right ventricle of the heart and to stabilize a puncturing instrument to puncture the septum. ... 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. ... 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 allowing the tubular layer and frame to expand. ... 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170128198

Actively controllable stent, stent graft, heart valve and method of controlling same

A delivery apparatus can include a handle portion and at least one rotatable drive shaft. The handle portion can have an actuation mechanism with a motor. ... 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. ... 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 system during use by an operator.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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, and a suture recess located in the generally tubular main body. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170119368

Suture and method for 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). ... 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. ... 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. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170106176

Expandable cardiac shunt

Disclosed are cardiac shunts and method of delivery, and in particular, to a shunt to reduce elevated left atrial pressure (lap). The methods include forming a puncture hole between the left atrium and the coronary sinus, widening the puncture hole, and placing an expandable shunt within the widened puncture hole. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170100082

Systems and methods for monitoring and displaying a patient's status

The disclosure generally relates to a patient monitoring and display system. The system allows a clinician to trigger the occurrence of a clinical event, and record a patient's status following the clinical event. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170095333

Method and apparatus for reshaping a ventricle

Methods are provided for reshaping the left ventricle to a more conical shape to counter the effects of dilation, thereby improving pumping efficiency. In an exemplary embodiment, a reshaping apparatus comprises an implantable body that can be delivered to a dilated left ventricle via the patient's vasculature in a minimally-invasive procedure. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170095328

Prosthetic valve for replacing a mitral valve

Embodiments of a prosthetic heart valve comprise an annular main body, an atrial cap extending radially outwardly from the atrial end of the main body, and a plurality of ventricular anchors extending outwardly from the ventricular end of the main body. Each ventricular anchor can have a proximal end portion connected to the ventricular end, an intermediate portion extending away from the atrial end and then back toward the atrial so as to define a first bend, and a free distal end portion that extends from the intermediate portion. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170086970

Heart valve with integrated stent and sewing ring

A sewing ring for prosthetic heart valves that is connected and configured to pivot outward. A biocompatible fabric covering surrounds at least a portion of the sewing ring, and the ring may be exclusively connected to a stent with the fabric. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170080474

Method for stent shaping

An apparatus for crimping a radially expandable stent includes a pressure vessel, shaping balloon, and mandrel. The mandrel is configured to slidingly receive a stent thereon, and to be slidingly advanced into the pressure vessel. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170079793

Cylindrical implant and balloon

Disclosed herein are embodiments of a balloon shaped to have one or more enlarged regions to selectively increase expansion forces on an implant. For example, the balloon may have a central portion that is enlarged to exert more force on the center of a stent-mounted prosthetic heart valve. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170079788

Leaflet attachment frame for a prosthetic valve

An implantable prosthetic valve has an upper frame section and a lower frame section. The upper frame section has a plurality of struts and a first leaflet receiving surface at a lower portion of the upper frame section. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170073099

Prosthetic heart valve delivery systems and packaging

Packaging for dry prosthetic tissue heart valves and their delivery systems includes a primary sterile barrier that permits gas sterilization of the tissue implant, and a secondary sterile barrier that also prevents oxidation of the implant during long-term storage. Dry tissue heart valves and their delivery systems are placed within a primary container such as a rigid tray that limits movement of the components therein. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170071736

Perfusion balloon designs

Disclosed herein are designs for improved inflatable structures for use during minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures. These inflatable structures facilitate the perfusion of blood through an anatomical structure, such as a heart valve, during the cardiovascular procedure. ... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation








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